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Total electricity generation from renewables rose to 4.98% in 2007. The main contributors to this substantial increase were 917 GWh from onshore wind (+26%) and 439 GWh from large scale hydro (+ 11%). Electricity output from wind energy overtook hydro to become the most significant and leading technology for renewable generation.

wind energy growth graph 1 Wind Energy Overtakes Hydro as Leading Renewable Technology

Graph above from the Department of Energy and Climate Change Restats website.

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