UK renewable electricity ‘on track’

Greg Hands, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, has stated that Britain is “on track” to see renewable energy provide most of its electricity by the end of the decade.

Hands noted in a written answer that: “Renewable electricity generation has more than quadrupled since 2010 having delivered over 40 per cent of generation in 2020, outpacing fossil fuels for the first time ever, and is on track to deliver the majority of electricity by 2030.”

Rachael Maskell, Shadow Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, asked about the steps the Government was taking to introduce more renewable energy source. Hands noted the overhaul of the Contracts for Difference scheme as unlocking a leap in energy production. Hands also, in different answers, highlighted the heat pump market, that is predicted to grow to 600,000 installations; a commitment to nuclear power, including the £385m Advanced Nuclear Fund, with £210m awarded to Rolls-Royce SMR; and the £240m Net Zero Hydrogen Fund.

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