Renewable Energy

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 17th October 2014.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how much energy was generated from renewable sources in (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d) Wales in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

DECC does not hold information on how much energy was generated from renewable sources by nation. The table below shows how much electricity was generated, by nation, for each of the last ten years.

Renewable electricity generation by UK country (GWh)

England

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Wales

2004

7,120

153

5,832

1,029

2005

8,963

271

6,486

1,196

2006

9,362

350

6,956

1,411

2007

9,690

510

8,003

1,469

2008

10,429

606

9,058

1,711

2009

12,008

818

10,582

1,761

2010

13,835

761

9,419

1,731

2011

17,573

996

13,539

2,330

2012

22,951

1,179

14,584

2,434

2013

32,417

1,531

16,967

2,664

Source: DECC Regional Renewable Statistics, Generation, 2003-2013, available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/regional-renewable-statistics

Note: Figures may not add up to the totals presented in the Digest of UK Energy Statistics for the UK as a whole, as a result of a small amount of generation from sites for which there are no location details.

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