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NI electricity 38% renewable

NI electricity 38% renewable 22 March 2019

Record 38.2% of Northern Ireland’s electricity from renewable sources (via Belfast Telegraph)

Nearly 40% of Northern Ireland’s energy now comes from renewable sources, according to the latest government figures.

The Department for the Economy’s (DfE) yearly report into electricity consumption and renewable generation revealed that 38.2% of total electricity consumption in Northern Ireland in 2018 was generated from renewable sources within the country.

The use of renewable energy in 2018 increased by 3.5% on the previous year and is the highest on record.

In 2010, the Stormont Executive launched a Strategic Energy Framework which included a target of 40% of Northern Ireland’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020.

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

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