HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c1065W
Jim Knight

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her Department's targets are for(a) the proportion of the national energy portfolio that will be met by renewable sources by 2010 and (b) the proportion of nationally generated renewable energy sources that will be derived from onshore wind power generation by the same date. [29287]

Mr. Wilson

Our target is that, by 2010, 10 per cent. of UK electricity sales by licensed suppliers will come from sources eligible for the Renewables Obligation. This is subject to the cost to consumers being acceptable.

While wind energy at both onshore and offshore installation can be expected to contribute significantly to the achievement of this overall target, the Government do not set targets for growth in each type of renewable energy generation. How each type will contribute to overall targets for renewable energy will be a matter for the market.