Renewable Energy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 10th July 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of electricity to be produced from renewable sources in (a) 2020, (b) 2030 and (c) 2035 for (i) the UK and (ii) Wales.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Department has published projections of electricity generation by source for the UK; regarding renewables1 the following projections have been made (TWh = terawatt-hours).

Year

2020

2030

2035

TWh

121

137

176

Percentage

38

43

46

The Department does not break down these figures into regions.

The figures are based on central estimates of economic growth and fossil fuel prices and contains all agreed policies where decisions on policy design are sufficiently advanced to allow robust estimates of impact (i.e. including "planned" policies). The detailed description of the methodology used to calculate the electricity projections can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2016

1 Includes a small amount of generation from non-renewable wastes.

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