Renewable Energy

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 7th December 2004.

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Photo of Mr David Stewart Mr David Stewart PPS (Rt Hon Alistair Darling, Secretary of State), Department for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much money the UK Government have spent on (a) solar and (b) wind-powered forms of renewable energy since 2001; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Energy & e-Commerce), Department of Trade and Industry

holding answer 2 December 2004

The Government have committed £117 million in capital grant support for Round 1 offshore wind projects. To date £7.5 million of this has been spent.

For solar, £31 million has been committed to the Major PV demonstration programme, which runs to March 2006. To date £18.8 million has been confirmed for projects and £3.3 million of this has been spent.

In addition the following has been spent on research on wind and solar technologies:

£ million
Solar Wind
2000–01 1.7 1.3
2001–02 2 1.7
2002–03 5.3 1.7

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