Renewable Energy: Expenditure

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 13th June 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding his Department has made available for renewable energy generation in each nation and region in the UK in each of the last seven years.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

Holding answer received on 11 June 2019

The Department does not collect regional funding data. However, the Government has spent a total of £30.7 billion in renewable electricity technologies since 2010. The table below shows how much was invested in each year, through the Renewable Obligation (RO), Feed in Tariff (FITS) and Contracts for Difference (CfD) schemes:

Cost (£m)

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Total over period

RO

1,285

1,458

1,991

2,599

3,114

3,743

4,511

5,371

FiTs

14

151

506

691

866

1,110

1,284

1,375

CfDs

92

544

CfD (admin)

12

13

Total

1,300

1,608

2,498

3,290

3,980

4,853

5,898

7,304

30,731

Renewables spending covered under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme is published monthly and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rhi-mechanism-for-budget-management-estimated-commitments.

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