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Renewable Energy: Water Power

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of renewable energy supply came from hydro-generation in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each year between 1998 and 2007. (200516)

Information in this detail is only available for the following years and only for hydro as a proportion of electricity generation.

Proportion of electricity from renewable sources generated by hydro sources

Percentage

2003

2004

2005

2006

England

0.6

1.0

0.6

0.8

Scotland

77.9

76.7

71.0

60.7

Wales

24.7

27.8

21.7

19.5

Northern Ireland

6.4

7.5

7.0

9.1

United Kingdom total

29.8

34.4

29.2

25.3

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of renewable energy supply generated in the United Kingdom is derived from rivers; and what that figure is expressed in the number of homes powered by such electricity. (200517)

In the statistics collected on renewable energy by BERR, no distinction is currently made between hydroelectricity derived from rivers and hydroelectricity derived from lakes or other reservoir sources.