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United Kingdom

UK offshore wind generation jumps almost 50%

Surge in output to 1.6TWh during Q2

Further evidence of the rapid growth being achieved by the UK offshore wind industry has been provided by government statistics published yesterday.

Offshore wind generation increased by 46.7% during April-June (Q2) compared to the same period last year. This follows on from similarly-strong growth during Q1.

Measured in terms of output, offshore wind generated 1.6TWh over the three months, representing almost one-fifth (19.8%) of the UK’s Q2 renewable energy output. Correspondingly, offshore wind’s contribution to total electricity generation also rose, to 1.9%.

Also worth noting, UK domestic oil production fell during Q2 by 12.2% and natural gas production by 13.9%.

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