No growth in electric from renewables between 2015-16

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A quarter of all electricity consumed in Northern Ireland comes from renewable sources, with a huge 82% being generated by wind.

The figure, which was revealed in the ‘Electricity Consumption and Renewable Electricity Generation in Northern Ireland: Year ending December 2016’ report means a 15% increase is needed for the region to reach its 2020 target 40%. The figure also indicates no change on the previous 12 month period (January 2015 to December 2015), while the amount generated by wind power has dropped from 89.6% in 2016, to 82.6% last year.