This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Edward Davey's statement following the publication of the annual energy statistics.
“The government’s investment in renewable energy is paying off: renewable electricity has more than doubled in just four years - with around 15 per cent of Britain’s electricity already coming from clean renewable sources like wind, solar and hydro.
“This massive investment in green energy is accelerating, with 2013 a record year, with almost £8 billion invested across range of renewable technologies. Having a strong UK renewable sector helps to reduce our foreign imports of energy, improving our energy security, as well as helping us tackle climate change and creating new hi-tech green jobs. A green energy future that once seemed impossible for Britain is fast becoming a reality.”