Renewable energy now powers one in eight homes
New Government figures published today  reveal that 13.8% of UK electricity was generated from renewable sources in 2013, up 3 percentage points from 2012. According to the latest Ofgem energy bill breakdown, published last week , renewable electricity levies account for £50, or 3.7%, of the typical annual household energy bill of £1,357.
REA Chief Executive Dr Nina Skorupska 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 domestic 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.”
The Renewable Energy Association represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of all forms of renewable energy in the UK across power, heat, transport and renewable gas. It is the largest renewable energy trade association in the UK, with approximately 1,000 members, ranging from major multinationals to sole traders. For more information, visit: www.r-e-a.net
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