Renewable Energy in the UK: Market Research Report

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Renewable Energy Market Research Report | SIC UK0.003 | Mar 2014

Powering up: EU legislation brings the winds of change to the UK energy sector

IBISWorld’s Renewable Energy market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
E.ON UK plc E.ON UK plc market share
Iberdrola SA Iberdrola SA market share
SSE plc SSE plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The world's energy crisis has necessitated a radical shift among policy makers and industry participants. Increased awareness surrounding the impacts of climate change has driven an aggressive decarbonising strategy, spearheaded by the Renewable Energy industry. Renewable sources accounted for 4.1% of final energy consumption in 2012, leaving the industry with plenty of work to do to meet the target of 15.0% by 2020. To meet this target, 30.0% of UK electricity has to be generated from renewable sources. In 2012 just 11.3% was produced this way. This has prompted a wave of investment in renewable technologies, particularly in wind energy, and led to dramatic increases in installed capacity and overall industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Greater public awareness about the effects of climate change and Britain's dependence on fossil fuels have encouraged policymakers and energy companies to find more sustainable ways to generate electricity. This has brought considerable benefits for the Renewable Energy industry. The United Kingdom is in a good position to generate electricity from a variety of renewable sources, particularly for wind power, but the government has still had to work on developing the UK's renewable infrastructure and providing the right incentives. Under the National Renewable Energy Action Plan, which was drawn up in response to EU legislation, the United Kingdom has put together plans to ensure that 15% of its final electricity consumption comes from renewable sources by 2020... purchase to read more


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What is the Renewable Energy Industry?

This industry comprises establishments that generate energy from renewable natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides and geothermal heat. It only includes the generation of energy from sources that are inexhaustible and can be replenished indefinitely, unlike fossil fuels such as coal. This industry does not include the transmission or distribution of renewable energy.

Industry Products
Offshore wind powerOnshore wind powerSolar photovoltaicsHydropowerOcean and geothermal powerBiomass energy
Industry Activities
Wind power generationHydroelectricity generationWave and tidal energy generationSolar thermal energy generationSolar photovoltaic energy generationGeothermal energy generationBiomass energy generation

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