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More than 43% of all electricity used in Northern Ireland last year was generated from renewable sources located in the country, a new report has found.

More than 43% of all electricity used in Northern Ireland last year was generated from renewable sources located in the country, a new report has found.

More than 43% of all electricity used in Northern Ireland last year was generated from renewable sources located in the country, a new report has found.

More than 43% of all electricity used in Northern Ireland last year was generated from renewable sources located in the country, a new report has found.

The Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation in Northern Ireland: Year Ending December 2019 report found that between January 2019 and December 2019, 43.7% of the total electricity was generated by renewable sources.

This was an increase of 3% from the findings in the previous year.

The report also found that 7,713 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of total electricity was consumed here.

Over the same period, some 3,368 GWh was generated from renewable sources within the province.

Of all renewable electricity generated within Northern Ireland, 84.5% was generated from wind - a slight increase from 2018's 84.2%.

In December 2019, 51% of total electricity consumption was generated from renewable sources located, which was 16% higher than the corresponding figure for the previous month (34.9% in November 2019).

It was also a 4.6% increase on December 2018, with 46.4% of electricity generated from renewables that month.

The monthly proportion exceeded 40% in seven of the 12 individual months and exceeded 50% in three of the 12 individual months over 2019 with a record high for an individual month of 58.6% in February of that year.

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