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Renewable Energy

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 15th October 2007.

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Labour, Scunthorpe

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the projection is of the percentage of energy in the UK which will be produced from renewables by 2020.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

DTI projections in May 2007 indicated that by 2020, on the basis of existing policies, renewables would contribute around 5 per cent. of the UK's energy consumption. However once a decision has been reached on each member state's contribution to the EU's target of 20 per cent. renewable energy by 2020, we will bring forward the appropriate measures, beyond those set out in the Energy White Paper, to make our contribution.

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