The growth of renewable power in the UK has collapsed to its lowest rate in a decade, new analysis has found. Analysis of official figures shared with The Independent shows that total renewable capacity grew by just 2.1 per cent in the year to December 2020. This compares with an average annual rise of 18 per cent over the past decade – and an increase of 6.1 per cent in the year before. The rate of growth of renewables, such as solar and wind power, has fallen every year since 2015, government figures show. The findings come as the UK faces an energy crisis, with soaring gas prices threatening to plunge hundreds of thousands more households into fuel poverty and several energy companies going bust in the space of a few days.
Independent 3rd Oct 2021 read more »