Renewable Energy:Written question - 45055

Q
Asked by Callum McCaig
(Aberdeen South)
Asked on: 05 September 2016
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Renewable Energy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many tonnes of carbon dioxide were displaced by renewable (a) electricity and (b) heat generation in (i) the UK, (ii) England, (iii) Scotland and (iv) Wales in 2015.
A
Answered by: Mr Nick Hurd
Answered on: 07 October 2016

The table below shows how many tonnes of carbon dioxide were displaced by renewable electricity in each of the UK, England, Scotland and Wales in 2015.

UK

England

Scotland

Wales

Carbon dioxide displaced by renewable electricity generation (million tonnes)

51.6

33.6

13.4

3.2

Carbon emissions displaced by renewable electricity generation have been calculated as renewable electricity generation multiplied by the average emissions factor for electricity supplied by fossil fuel stations in 2015.

Information on the carbon savings from the total renewable heat produced in the UK is not available.

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