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Renewable Energy

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of (a) heating and (b) domestic heating in the UK came from renewable sources in the latest period for which figures are available. (320360)

In 2008 renewable heat accounted for 1.0 per cent. of non-electrical heat production in the UK, on a net calorific value basis (7.4 terawatt hours out of 713 terawatt hours). There is no available breakdown on the split between domestic and non-domestic renewable heat production, but estimates suggest that the proportion is similar for domestic heating.