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Renewable Energy: National Security

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 149265, tabled on 29 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of renewable energy for national security.

Answered on

6 April 2022

The crisis in Ukraine has shown the importance of the Government’s plans for a strong UK renewable energy sector to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. The Net Zero Strategy includes ambitious plans to support the deployment of renewable technologies such as offshore wind and solar. The forthcoming Energy Security Strategy will set out further detail on the Government’s plan for a strong, home-grown, low carbon economy to strengthen our future energy security.