More householders than ever are receiving their cheap electricity supplies from renewable energy sources, according to new figures.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change's data shows that green electricity generation accounted for 9.6 per cent of the UK's total electricity supply in the second quarter of this year, up 50 per cent on the same three-month period in 2010.
Output from wind energy farms grew by 120 per cent year-on-year, while hydroelectricity contributed 75 per cent more energy this year than in 2010.
Consumers still rely on their cheap gas, the research reveals, but gas now makes up 44 per cent of total energy supply, rather than the 53 per cent recorded last year.
The government's data also noted that wind energy production in Scotland was almost a third more than in England last year, which could go to show that the Scottish government's goal of generating the equivalent of 100 per cent green electricity by 2020 is well on its way to being achieved.
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