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UK renewable energy use at record high in autumn

Renewable energy accounted for 8.6 per cent of total electricity produced in the UK in the three months to September, according to the latest data released from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

The contribution is the highest made by renewable energy sector and are close to government’s target for 10 per cent from the sector by 2010. The wind energy grew 36.9 per cent in the third quarter. The proportion of wind, hydro power and other sources grew 23.1 per cent compared to the same period last year.

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