More homeowners may have the opportunity to switch energy to a cleaner source as new figures suggest renewable generation has risen by 104 per cent.
Research from the government has found that in the five years leading up to 2008 renewable generation in Northern Ireland leapt by 489 per cent, while figures of 141 per cent and 139 per cent were recorded in Scotland and the north-east respectively, reports New Energy Focus.
Wind power seems to have seen the biggest growth of all renewable technologies and over 30 per cent more electricity is being generated from wind turbines this year than in 2008.
In addition, there are encouraging fossil fuel figures, with electricity generated from coal having fallen by nearly 30 per cent in the same timeframe and gas falling by over ten per cent.
Scotland operates nearly 90 per cent of the UK's hydro resources, but the study found the country can still expand its renewable generation potential by nearly 30 per cent.
The government recently announced plans to dramatically increase the number of offshore wind farms built around the UK's coastline in a bid to reduce costs from energy suppliers and lower emissions.
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