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Renewable Energy

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 3rd May 2011.

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Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price Conservative, Thurrock

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of energy generation came from (a) wind, (b) solar, (c) biomass, (d) tidal, (e) hydropower and (f) biofuels in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The following table gives the proportion of UK electricity generated and UK energy demand from the specified sources.

Fuel Electricity (1) (%) Primary energy supply (2) (3) (%)
Wind 2.6 0.5
Solar(4)
Biomass(5) 3.1 (6)2.1
Tidal(4)
Hydropower 0.9 0.2
Biofuels (7)0.5
Total renewable 6.6 3.1
(1) 2010 provisional. (2) 2009. (3) 2010 data for total energy will be available at the end of July in DUKES 2011. (4) Solar and tidal generation contributes less than 0.01%. (5) Includes co-firing, non-biodegradable waste is excluded. (6) Includes biomass used for heat. (7) biofuels used in transport.

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