Environment, energy and sustainability

Review for the Environmental Audit Committee: Renewable energy: options for scrutiny

This review of renewable energy has been prepared in response to a request from the Environmental Audit Committee.


This review of renewable energy has been prepared in response to a request from the Environmental Audit Committee. Part 1 provides the background, setting out what is meant by renewable energy, the targets and objectives applicable to the UK, the sources of renewable energy, and the technologies and types of energy consumption they support. Part 2 explores progress to date, and the various barriers to further expansion of renewable energy in the UK. Finally, Part 3 sets out the policy landscape, describing the main public bodies responsible for policy, and the most important programmes and policy instruments.

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