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UK offshore contribution up 46%

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).

UK offshore wind farm Gunfleet Sands
UK offshore wind farm Gunfleet Sands

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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+ of offshore wind had a load factor of 33.7%.

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

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