Renewables now contribute 8.6% of the UK's electricity supply as the figure rose by 23.1% in the third quarter of 2010, when compared with the same period last year.
Wind power rose by 37%.
Coal and solid fuel consumption rose by 13.4%, oil by 0.5% while gas consumption fell by 3.6% and primary electricity consumption fell by 18.5%.
Total energy consumption rose 0.3% to 44.2 million tonnes of oil equivalent.
The figures boost belief that the UK can "deliver on its 2020 targets".
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