Renewable energy now powers one in eight UK homes

Dr. Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association
Dr. Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association

New Government figures published yesterday reveal that 13.8% of UK electricity was generated from renewable sources in 2013, up 3 percentage points from 2012.

And, according to the latest Ofgem energy bill breakdown, renewable electricity levies account for £50, or 3.7%, of the typical annual household energy bill of £1,357.

Dr Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive of the UK Renewable Energy Association (REA) said:  

More than one in eight UK homes is now powered from clean renewable sources, at an extra cost to the typical household of less than £1 a week. Renewable power projects, from biomass plants to wind farms, are helping reduce the UK’s contribution to climate change, while also limiting our dependence on imports and creating jobs in the new green economy.

 “Additionally, households installing solar panels are already seeing their bills come down thanks to the Feed-in Tariff. With the Government’sdomestic Renewable Heat Incentive set to launch before Easter, renewable heat technologies, such as wood fuel boilers, will soon be able to play a part as well.”

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