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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
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 Locations Chapter

Scotland is expected to account for the country's largest share of renewable energy in terms of installed capacity and generation, accounting for 42.7% of total electricity generated from renewable sources. Europe's largest onshore wind farm, Whitelee Wind Farm, is located in Glasgow and has a capacity of 322 megawatts, which is equivalent to 9.2% of the UK's total onshore wind-installed capacity. Europe wide, Scotland has a 25% share of total wave and wind power capacity. The geography of Scotland is highly advantageous to its ability to harness renewable energies, especially that of wind and wave power, making it ideal for operators to be located in this region... 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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