§ Mr. Orme
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the estimated contribution, in million tons coal equivalent, of each alternative energy project to total energy supply; and what is each project's likely contribution in the year 2000.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
At present hydro power contributes about 2 mtce per annum to total United Kingdom energy supply. In addition some heat-producing renewables have now become established as economically attractive and are beginning to make a valuable contribution.
Forecasts of the contribution from the renewable technologies to United Kingdom energy supply in 2025 published in ETSU R30, copies of which are in the Libraries of both Houses, show that for the heat producing technologies, the contribution could be about 26 mtce per annum and, for the electricity producing technologies, about 2 mtce.