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Electricity Generation: Renewable Energy

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of UK electricity supply was generated from renewable sources in each year between 1998 and 2007. (200515)

The proportion of electricity generated in the United Kingdom that has been derived from renewable sources in each year between 1998 and 2006 is shown in the following table. Data for 2007 will not be available until later this year.

Proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources

Percentage

1998

2.38

1999

2.61

2000

2.62

2001

2.48

2002

2.87

2003

2.65

2004

3.58

2005

4.23

2006

4.55