According to Government figures and the latest Ofgem energy breakdown, almost 14% of UK electricity was produced via renewable sources last year; resulting in a year-on-year increase from 3% in 2012. Overall, the electricity generated in 2013 from renewable sources was up by 28% from the previous year - producing 52.8 TWh from 41.3 TWh.
The UK is reducing its dependency upon imported energy, while encouraging the creation of new jobs in the ‘green sector' with renewable energy projects, ranging from wind farms to biomass plants.
Dr Nina Skorupska, REA Chief Executive said, "More than one in eight UK homes is now powered from clean renewable sources, at an extra cost to the typical household of less than £1 a week. Additionally, households installing solar panels are already seeing their bills come down thanks to the Feed-in Tariff. With the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive set to launch before Easter, renewable heat technologies, such as wood fuel boilers, will soon be able to play a part as well."