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Renewable Energy

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to increase the diversity of energy sources in the UK; and if he will make a statement. (314481)

Diversity of energy sources is very important for our energy security of supply objectives as it means that we are not overly reliant on any one technology, fuel or supplier.

On electricity for example, the Government are taking steps to increase the diversity of energy sources in the UK by creating a supportive policy framework for investments in new energy infrastructure. This mix comprises low carbon technologies such as renewables, nuclear, coal carbon capture and storage and gas.