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Ministerial Correction

Monday 16 April 2012

Energy and Climate Change

Renewable Energy

Sir Alan Beith: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many megawatts of renewable energy capacity had received planning approval in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d) Northumberland in the latest period for which figures are available. [101039]

[Official Report, 20 March 2012, Vol. 542, c. 604W.]

Letter of correction from Gregory Barker:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Sir Alan Beith) on 20 March 2012. Paragraph 2 of the answer makes reference to information below regional level not being available. In fact project by project data are available at county level.

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The full answer given was as follows:

Gregory Barker: The latest available figures show that there is 14.3GW renewable electricity projects approved but not operational in the UK; of this 8.5GW is in England.

Further information on the current installed renewable electricity capacity as well as projects in planning and in construction for each region in the UK can be found on the DECC website, but unfortunately information below regional level is not available:

https://restats.decc.gov.uk/cms/welcome-to-the-restats-web-site

The correct answer should have been:

Gregory Barker: The latest available figures show that there is 14.3GW renewable electricity projects approved but not operational in the UK; of this 8.5GW is in England.

Further information on projects in planning and in construction can be found on the DECC website. Aggregated statistics are not provided below regional level but project by project details are available which can be filtered to provide data at county level:

https://restats.decc.gov.uk/cms/welcome-to-the-restats-web-site