Renewables statistics

Data on the UK’s sources of renewable energy, including capacity, electricity and heat generation, and transport fuels.

Renewables statistics examine trends in renewables covering:

  • capacity of renewable sources
  • electricity and heat generated from renewable sources
  • load factors for renewable electricity generation
  • renewables sources for transport fuels
  • progress of renewables subsidy schemes

Our tables in Energy Trends and the Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) include commentary explaining key trends. The chapters provide a more in-depth review for the most recent period.

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For renewable energy planning data, visit the Renewable Energy Planning Data collection page.

Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES): annual data

Annual review of the UK’s renewables sector, with data provided on electricity and heat generation, capacity, electricity load factors and progress on the Renewable Energy Directive. A summary and explanation of long term trends are provided in the chapter text.

Energy Trends: quarterly and monthly data

Quarterly and monthly data on renewable electricity capacity and generation, liquid biofuels for transport and the renewables obligation scheme.

Regional statistics

Annual data on renewable electricity for devolved administrations and the regions of England. Data covers the number of sites, installed capacity, generation and load factors. Published every September and compatible with the latest DUKES publication.

Energy Trends: articles

Special feature articles on renewable energy issues in the United Kingdom from the quarterly statistical bulletin Energy Trends.


Supplementary information on the data and methods used to produce renewables statistics. Information on any changes to the statistics are also provided. 

Updates to this page

Published 26 September 2013
Last updated 28 September 2023 + show all updates
  1. Regional renewable statistics updated.

  2. Regional renewable statistics updated.

  3. Energy Trends March 2022 article added.

  4. Energy Trends September 2021 articles added.

  5. Energy Trends September 2020 articles added.

  6. Energy Trends September 2019 articles added.

  7. Energy Trends September 2016 article added.

  8. Energy Trends June 2016 article added.

  9. Energy Trends September 2015 articles added.

  10. Energy Trends June 2015 article, Renewable energy in 2014 added.

  11. Regional renewable statistics for 2003-2013 has been added to the collection page.

  12. New documents added to the collection.

  13. Tables DUKES 6.7 has been revised since first publication in July 2013, in order to be consistent with the UK's submissions to EU on progress under the RED which included some data and methodology revisions.

  14. First published.