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NI close to energy target 14 June 2019

Northern Ireland on brink of meeting 40% green energy target (via Belfast Telegraph)

By Ryan McAleer

Northern Ireland is closing in on a target of generating 40% of all electricity from renewable sources by next year.

New data from the Department for the Economy revealed that 38.6% of the total electricity consumed here during the 2018–19 financial year came from homegrown green sources.

It represents a 2.1 percentage point increase on last year and is the highest rolling 12–month proportion on record.

The change is more stark when analysed over the decade.

In March 2009, 7% of electricity was generated from renewable sources in Northern Ireland.

Last March, that monthly figure was 46.4% – just slightly below the record 51.8% set during February 2019, but well above the 38.2% recorded for March 2018.

Read more via Belfast Telegraph…