In the UK there are two measures of renewable energy consumption, an Environmental Accounts figure produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and a Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) figure produced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The data presented below are based on the Environmental Accounts figures. For more information about the two sources, please see the Other Information section of the National Metadata at the bottom of this page.


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Headline data

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS); Ricardo Energy and Environment

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)


1. Wind includes wave and tidal from 2000.

2. Cross-boundary adjustment to include use by UK residents abroad and exclude use by foreign residents in UK territory applies to bioethanol and biodiesel.

3. Please note the y axis does not go to 100% for ease of visualisation.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

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