UK lagging behind rest of world in investment in green energy
The Guardian|August 12, 2023
The UK's investment in renewable energy has lagged significantly behind that of the rest of the world in recent years, according to an analysis of global data.
Rume Otuguor
UK lagging behind rest of world in investment in green energy

The latest government figures reveal the average annual increase in the UK's renewable capacity has fallen to 4.45% in the past three years, against a global average annual increase of 9.67%. The analysis follows the government's announcement that it will approve more than 100 new oil and gas licences.

In the UK, total renewable capacity grew by 1.96% in 2020, 3.65% in 2021 and 7.74% in 2022. The average of 4.45% a year is well down on the 24.26% growth recorded in 2015.

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