Renewable Energy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much planned additional renewable energy capacity is estimated for each of the next five years, broken down by sector.

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

In setting out the Control for Low Carbon Levies commitment*, the Government estimated the generation capacity of renewable electricity technologies supported by policies every year to 2024/2025. Supported renewable electricity capacity is estimated to rise from 35.17GW in 2016/17 to 46.80GW in 2022/2023.

The Government response to the consultation on reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) gives estimates of renewable generation by technology to 2020/21**. The Government policy to increase the share of biofuels in the UK energy mix, to 2032, is set out in the Government Response to its consultation on amendments to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations Order***.

Additional renewable energy, unsupported by government policies, is also likely to come online over the next five years.

* page 5, table 1.B:

** RHI Impact assessment, page 22, Table 6:


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