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Renewable Energy (Industrial Report) - UK - December 2014

“Despite the renewable energy market growing rapidly in recent years, investor confidence has started to decline. This is largely due to frequent government policy changes and the lack of a clear, long-term energy policy, making the renewables sector increasingly fragile. Although the deployment of renewable energy is set for sustained growth over the coming years, there are uncertainties regarding the future technology mix, which is exacerbated by potential policy changes following next year’s general election. Nonetheless, the strongest growth potential for renewable energy deployment is expected to be in the offshore wind and solar power sectors.”
– Claudia Preedy - Industrial Analyst

This report addresses the following key questions concerning the UK renewable energy market:

  • How do government policies shape the development of the renewable energy market?
  • What is the product mix of renewable energy deployment?
  • What are the public’s attitudes towards renewable energy?
  • How have key players involved in the renewable energy sector performed in recent years?
  • What are the prospects for renewable energy deployment over the next five years?

The terms of reference for this report concern the UK renewable energy market. This covers:

  • Biogas from anaerobic digestion
  • Biomass
  • Hydro electric
  • Tidal power
  • Wind power
  • PV cells
  • Landfill gas
  • Sewage gas
  • Wave power

Interest in renewable energy in the UK has increased in recent years due to new UK and EU targets for reductions in carbon emissions, the promotion of renewable electricity power generation through commercial incentives such as the Renewable Obligation Certificate scheme (ROCs) and FITs, and the promotion of renewable heat through the Renewable Heat Incentive. Historically, hydroelectric schemes were the largest producers of renewable electricity in the UK, but have now been surpassed by wind power schemes, for which the UK has large potential resources.

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • Figure 1: UK Renewable Penetration of Electricity Generation, 200913
        • Figure 2: UK Wind Energy Capacity, 2009-14,
        • Figure 3: UK Renewable Electricity Generation, by Source, 200913
      • Market factors
        • Legislation
          • Other Factors
            • The consumer
              • Solar farms preferred energy plant near people’s homes
                • Figure 4: Most Acceptable Type of Energy Plant, July 2014
              • Companies
                • What we think
                • Introduction

                    • Definitions
                      • Methodology
                        • Abbreviations
                          • Market positioning
                          • UK Economy

                            • Overview
                              • Figure 5: UK GDP Quarterly Development, 2003-14
                              • Figure 6: UK GDP in Economic Downturns and Recoveries since 1979
                            • Inflation
                              • Interest rates
                                • Consumer spending
                                  • Business investment
                                  • Market Factors

                                    • Key points
                                      • EU Renewables Directives
                                        • UK Renewables Policy
                                          • Renewables Obligation (RO)
                                            • Feed-in Tariffs (FITs)
                                              • Electricity Market Reform
                                                • Contracts for Difference (CfDs)
                                                  • Capacity Market (CM)
                                                  • Market Size Overview

                                                    • Key points
                                                      • Overview
                                                        • Figure 7: UK Total Electricity Generation and Supply, 2009-13
                                                        • Figure 8: UK Gross Electricity Generation, by Source, 2013
                                                        • Figure 9: UK Gross Electricity Generation, by Source, 2009-13
                                                        • Figure 10: UK Renewable Electricity Generation, 2009-13
                                                        • Figure 11: UK Renewable Electricity Generation, by Source, 2009-13
                                                        • Figure 12: UK Renewable Energy Market Shares, 2009 and 2013
                                                    • Wind Generation

                                                      • Key points
                                                        • Overview
                                                          • Figure 13: UK Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy Generation Capacity, 2009 and 2014
                                                          • Figure 14: UK Wind Energy Capacity, 2009-14
                                                          • Figure 15: UK Wind Energy Generation, 2009-14
                                                          • Figure 16: UK Wind Energy Capacity, by Country 2011-14
                                                          • Figure 17: UK Wind Generation Development Pipeline, as of September 2014
                                                      • Shoreline Wave/Tidal Generation

                                                        • Key points
                                                          • Overview
                                                              • Figure 18: UK Wave Energy Capacity and Generation, 2009-14
                                                              • Figure 19: UK Wave and Tidal Capacity in Development Pipeline, as of September 2014
                                                          • Photovoltaic Generation

                                                            • Key points
                                                              • Overview
                                                                  • Figure 20: Photovoltaic Capacity Installed in Great Britain, by Type, 201014
                                                                  • Figure 21: UK Photovoltaic Electricity Capacity and Generation, 2009-14
                                                                  • Figure 22: Photovoltaic Installations on Feed in Tariff Scheme in Great Britain, by size of installation, 2010-14
                                                                  • Figure 23: Photovoltaic Installation Capacity on Feed in Tariff Scheme in Great Britain, by size of installation, 2010-14
                                                                  • Figure 24: Ground Mounted and Large Scale Photovoltaic Installation Capacity Installed in Great Britain, 2010-14
                                                                  • Figure 25: Quarterly Photovoltaic Installations in Great Britain, By Type of Installation, 2010-2013
                                                                  • Figure 26: UK PV Electricity Capacity, by Country 2011-14
                                                                  • Figure 27: Regional Distribution of Photovoltaic Installations in Great Britain, By Type and Region, cumulative as of Q2 2014
                                                                  • Figure 28: UK Photovoltaics Development Pipeline, as of September 2014
                                                              • Hydro Generation

                                                                • Key points
                                                                  • Overview
                                                                      • Figure 29: UK Hydro Energy Capacity, 2009-14
                                                                      • Figure 30: UK Hydro Energy Generation, 2009-14
                                                                      • Figure 31: UK Hydro Energy Generation, 2009-13
                                                                      • Figure 32: UK Hydro Electricity Capacity, by Country 2011-14
                                                                      • Figure 33: UK Hydro Electricity Development Pipeline, as of September 2014
                                                                  • Bioenergy Electricity Generation

                                                                    • Key points
                                                                      • Overview
                                                                          • Figure 34: UK Biomass Power Stations, 2014
                                                                          • Figure 35: UK Bioenergy and Waste Generation Energy Capacity, 2009-14
                                                                          • Figure 36: UK Bioenergy and Waste Generation Energy Capacity
                                                                          • Figure 37: UK Bioenergy Generation, 2009-14
                                                                          • Figure 38: UK Bioenergy Capacity, by Country 2011-14
                                                                          • Figure 39: UK Bioenergy Development Pipeline, as of September 2014
                                                                          • Figure 40: UK Bioenergy Development Pipeline, as of September 2014
                                                                      • Electricity Usage

                                                                        • Key points
                                                                          • Overview
                                                                            • Figure 41: UK Final Energy Consumption, by Type of Fuel, 2000-13
                                                                            • Figure 42: UK Total Energy Consumption, by Sector, 1970-13
                                                                            • Figure 43: UK Usage of Energy, 2013
                                                                          • Industrial
                                                                            • Figure 44: UK Industrial Energy Consumption, by Type of Fuel, 1970-13
                                                                            • Figure 45: UK Industrial Energy Consumption, by Sector, 1990-13
                                                                            • Figure 46: UK Industrial Electricity Consumption, by Sector, 2000-13
                                                                            • Figure 47: UK Industrial Electricity Consumption, by Sector, 2013
                                                                          • Transport
                                                                            • Figure 48: UK Transport Energy Consumption, by Type of Fuel, 1970-13
                                                                            • Figure 49: UK Transport Energy Consumption, by Sector, 1970-13
                                                                          • Domestic
                                                                            • Figure 50: UK Domestic Energy Consumption, by Type of Fuel, 1970-13
                                                                            • Figure 51: UK Domestic Energy Consumption, 1970-13
                                                                            • Figure 52: UK Domestic Energy Consumption Efficiency, 1970-13
                                                                            • Figure 53: UK Domestic Energy Consumption, by Activity, 1990-13
                                                                            • Figure 54: UK Household Electricity Usage on Domestic Appliances, 1970-13
                                                                          • Commerce/services
                                                                            • Figure 55: UK Commercial and Services Energy Consumption, by Type of Fuel, 1970-13
                                                                            • Figure 56: UK Public Administration Energy Consumption, by Type of Fuel, 2008-13
                                                                            • Figure 57: UK Commercial Energy Consumption, by Type of Fuel, 2009-13
                                                                            • Figure 58: UK Agricultural Energy Consumption, by Type of Fuel, 2008-13
                                                                            • Figure 59: UK Miscellaneous Energy Consumption, by Type of Fuel, 2008-13
                                                                            • Figure 60: Detailed Service Sector Energy Consumption, by Activity and Type of Use, 2013
                                                                            • Figure 61: Detailed Service Sector Electricity Consumption, by Activity and Type of Use, 2012
                                                                        • The Consumer – Attitudes and Acceptability

                                                                          • Key points
                                                                            • Strong public support for renewable energy
                                                                              • Figure 62: Attitudes towards renewable energy, July 2014
                                                                            • Majority of people support onshore wind farms
                                                                              • Price is still key - 45% of people want energy from cheapest source possible
                                                                                • Solar farms preferred energy plant near people’s homes
                                                                                  • Figure 63: Acceptability of different types of energy plant, July 2014
                                                                                  • Figure 64: Most Acceptable Type of Energy Plant, July 2014
                                                                              • Company Profiles

                                                                                • Key points
                                                                                • A Shade Greener

                                                                                      • Figure 65: Financial Analysis of A Shade Greener, 2011-013
                                                                                  • Biogen UK (UK)

                                                                                        • Figure 66: Financial Analysis of Biogen (UK), 2009-13
                                                                                    • Buccleuch Bioenergy

                                                                                          • Figure 67: Financial Analysis of Buccleuch Bioenergy, 2008-2012
                                                                                      • First Hydro Company

                                                                                          • Figure 68: Financial Analysis of First Hydro Company, 2009-13
                                                                                      • Good Energy Group

                                                                                            • Figure 69: Financial analysis of Good Energy Group, 2009-13
                                                                                            • Figure 70: Turnover analysis of Good Energy Group, by segment, 2012-13
                                                                                        • Lightsource Renewable Energy

                                                                                              • Figure 71: Financial Analysis of Lightsource Renewable Energy, 2012-2013
                                                                                          • Pelamis Wave Power

                                                                                              • Figure 72: Financial Analysis of Pelamis Wave Power, 2009-13
                                                                                          • ScottishPower Renewables

                                                                                              • Figure 73: Financial Analysis of ScottishPower Renewables, 2009-13
                                                                                          • SSE

                                                                                            • Solar Century

                                                                                                • Figure 74: Financial Analysis of Solar Century Holdings, 2010-2014
                                                                                            • A Shade Greener

                                                                                              • Vatenfall Wind Power

                                                                                                  • Figure 75: Financial Analysis of Vattenfall Wind Power, 2009-13
                                                                                              • Vestas-Celtic Wind Technology

                                                                                                  • Figure 76: Financial Analysis of Vestas-Celtic Wind Technology, 2009-13
                                                                                              • Western Bio-Energy

                                                                                                  • Figure 77: Financial Analysis of Western Bio-Energy, 2009-13
                                                                                              • Forecast

                                                                                                • Key points
                                                                                                  • The market
                                                                                                    • Government policy
                                                                                                      • The market prospects
                                                                                                        • Overview
                                                                                                            • Figure 78: Forecast Renewable Energy Generation, 2013-18
                                                                                                            • Figure 79: Renewables capacity development pipeline, as of September 2014
                                                                                                          • Wind
                                                                                                            • Offshore
                                                                                                              • Onshore
                                                                                                                • Tidal/Wave
                                                                                                                  • Photovoltaic
                                                                                                                    • Hydro
                                                                                                                      • Bioenergy
                                                                                                                      • Further Sources & Contacts

                                                                                                                        • Trade associations & regulatory bodies
                                                                                                                          • Trade exhibitions
                                                                                                                            • Trade magazines

                                                                                                                            Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                            Renewable Energy (Industrial Report) - UK - December 2014

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