UK renewable contribution increases by 19% in 2012

UK: Offshore wind contributed 46% more electricity in 2012 compared to the previous year, according to figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc).

Cables connecting UK's London Array offshore wind farm
Overall, Decc said 11.3% of electricity had been generated by renewable sources, an increase of 19% on the previous year. It also said the UK's 3GW-plus of offshore wind had a load factor of 33.7%.

However, coal supplied the greatest amount of electricity (39%), enough to overtake gas (28%).