Renewable Energy

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

(1) how much tidal generation capacity was installed in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013;

(2) how much offshore wind generation capacity was installed in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013;

(3) how much onshore wind generation capacity was installed in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013;

(4) how much biomass generation capacity was installed in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013;

(5) how much small-scale hydroelectric generation capacity was installed in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013;

(6) how much large-scale hydroelectric generation capacity was installed in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

This information is available in DECC's quarterly publication of Energy Trends, Table 6.1, available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/renewables-section-6-energy-trends

This table was last published on 20 December 2013, providing renewable electricity capacity data to the end of September 2013. Data to December 2013, and for 2013 as a whole, will be available on 27 March 2014. Cumulative capacity, broken down by technology as at the end of 2011, 2012 and September 2013 (Q3 2013) are given as follows:

Energy Trends Table 6.1 December 2013
Cumulative Installed Capacity (MW) 2011 2012 Q3 2013
Onshore Wind 4,638 5,893 7,120
Offshore Wind 1,838 2,995 3,657
Shoreline wave/tidal 3 7 7
Solar photovoltaics 993 1,706 2,542
Small scale Hydro 204 215 220
Large scale Hydro 1,471 1,471 1,471
Landfill gas 1,050 1,036 1,044
Sewage sludge digestion 198 199 206
Energy from waste 544 593 599
Animal Biomass (non-AD) 111 111 111
Anaerobic Digestion 66 110 122
Plant Biomass 1,149 1,203 1,992
Total 12,264 15,538 19,091
Co-firing 338 204 36
Note: Table ET6.1 shows total cumulative capacity, as at the end of the stated period, and will be net of any reductions in capacity (for example, the closure of Tilbury biomass station in August 2013).

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