UK says renewables growth on track to meet EU targets

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The UK has seen big increases in wind and solar installation over the last 18 months, leaving it on track to meet its EU renewables targets, say energy officials.

UK offshore wind capacity grew 60% to 2.5GW between July 2011 and July 2012 while onshore capacity increased by 24% to 5.3GW, says an update to the country’s Renewable Energy Roadmap.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) also highlights big capacity increases and cost falls for solar PV, which is added to the UK’s list of “key technologies” in the update.

The one-year update is the first to be published since the Roadmap was published in July 2011.

DECC says total renewable power generation grew 27% during the period in Log in to read complete article.

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