Nearly half of the electricity consumed in Wales last year came from renewable sources as the region continued to ramp up its clean power capacity, official Welsh Government figures have confirmed. Released today, the latest Energy Generation in Wales report shows the equivalent of 48 per cent of electricity consumed in Wales came from renewables, up from 43 per cent the previous year. The Welsh Government has set a target of meeting 70 per cent of the country’s power consumption from renewable sources by 2030. The report also confirmed Wales generated almost twice the power it consumed, making it a net exporter of electricity to the rest of the UK. Overall, 22 per cent of Welsh power generation came from renewables, a rise from 18 per cent in 2016.
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