Renewable Energy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 25th May 2018.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the evidential basis is for his decision to curtail development of renewable energy.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The Government has not decided to curtail the development of renewable energy. Clean growth is a key part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. The UK is a world-leader in cutting emissions, and last year renewables generated a record 29.4% of our electricity. The Government is making up to a further £557 million of annual support available under Contracts for Difference to bring forward new renewable projects, and will have invested £2.5 billion on low carbon innovation by 2021

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