Renewable energy usage in Ulster at highest level ever
Renewable energy now accounts for 25.4% of electricity consumption in Northern Ireland - the highest proportion on record.
And wind energy claimed the largest share of the renewables contribution, at 90%.
Renewables' contribution of 25.4% was up 6% on the year before - and the latest figures on sources of electricity from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) mean that Northern Ireland is now ahead of target.
In December, 38.2% of total electricity consumption was from renewables - the highest monthly proportion on record, and up from 23.5% a year earlier.
The Programme for Government (PfG) of 2011 to 2015 had a target of 20% of electricity consumption to come from renewable sources by 2015.
But the separate Strategic Energy Framework from DETI has the target of 40% of electricity consumption from renewables by 2020.
Just 1% of electricity had been drawn from biomass sources, while 3% was from biogas.
Landfill gas accounted for 4%, other sources 1% - while wind accounted for the remaining 91%.
The Government this week announced the sale of its Green Investment Bank, part of a bid to attract more private money into green energy.