Gone with the wind
Renewables’ share of electricity generation provisionally fell from 6.7 per cent in 2009 to 6.6 per cent in 2010
Offshore wind generation increased by 74.8 per cent. Onshore wind generation fell by 7.7 per cent due to low wind speeds (ten months of 2010 saw lower wind speeds than the 10-year average), whilst hydro fell by 32.4 per cent due to low rainfall.
Total renewable electricity capacity increased by 12 per cent between 2009 and 2010. Onshore wind capacity increased by 14 per cent (476 MW) and offshore wind capacity increased by 42 per cent (400 MW).
Onshore capacity up 14.4%, production down 7.7%. especially in the still cold winter. Impressive