Renewable Energy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 16th December 2020.

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Photo of Taiwo Owatemi Taiwo Owatemi Labour, Coventry North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number and proportion of energy suppliers selling green tariffs that buy 100 per cent renewable power from renewable generators, rather than purchasing second-hand certificates certifying a renewable energy purchase.

Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Supplier procurement strategies for energy and related certificates are a commercial matter and the Government does not have visibility over which companies are utilising the secondary trading of Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) certificates to support their green electricity tariff offerings.

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