People looking to compare energy suppliers to find a cheap electricity deal may be interested to hear the use of renewable sources is on the rise.
This is according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, which found use of green technologies increased by 0.9 percentage points during the third quarter of 2011 to account for nine per cent of all power generated in the UK.
Within this sector, the amount of electricity produced using hydro power grew by 41.3 per cent year-on-year, while offshore wind climbed by 30.5 per cent.
Overall, gas remained the main source of electricity in the UK, accounting for 46.5 per cent of power generated, followed by coal (23.1 per cent) and nuclear (19.1 per cent).
Recently, executive director of Friends of the Earth Andy Atkins said the government needs to do more to encourage investment in renewable energy sources in order to reduce the country's reliance on gas, as the cost of the fossil fuel is likely to rise over the next few years.
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