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Electric Vehicles: Renewable Energy

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 73731, tabled on 12 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the additional renewable electricity generating capacity required to support the estimated number of electric vehicles in (a) 2025, (b) 2030 and (c) 2035.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

19 November 2021

The Government works closely with National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) to ensure there is adequate capacity available to meet peak demand in a range of scenarios, now and in the future. Each year NGESO evaluate how much capacity will be necessary to meet demand in the years ahead and utilise this assessment to determine targets for the annual Capacity Market auctions. Auctions held to date have secured the majority of Great Britain’s capacity needs out to 2024/25.

The Government will take action so that, by 2035, all electricity will come from low carbon sources, subject to security of supply. This includes the Government’s commitment to deliver 40GW of offshore wind by 2030, alongside the expansion of other low-cost renewable technologies.

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