Renewable Energy

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 23rd September 2015.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Campaigns Chair

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the proportion of energy used in the UK that was from renewable sources in each of the last five years.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The table below shows the proportion of energy used in the UK from renewable sources, in each of the last five years, as measured under the 2009 EU Renewable Energy Directive.

20102011201220132014

Renewable energy share of gross final energy consumption

3.8%4.2%4.7%5.6%7.0%

Source:

Table DUKES 6.7, Digest of UK Energy Statistics, 2015 available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/renewable-sources-of-energy-chapter-6-digest-of-united-kingdom-energy-statistics-dukes

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