Renewable energy

Energy generation is changing. The UK is leading the shift to a clean energy economy, creating significant investment opportunities.

Low carbon leader

The UK’s expertise is helping drive the global change to net zero carbon emissions. In 2019, over 50% of electricity generated in the UK came from low carbon sources.

Ambitious targets

The UK is the first major economy to pass a net zero emissions law with a target to bring greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, while encouraging investment in low carbon technologies.

Pioneering innovation

A stable policy and regulatory framework provides long term direction and supports innovation, with an independent economic regulator for energy markets encouraging companies to innovate.

Carlton Forest electricity pylons


of government funding to develop the energy storage market


invested in UK renewable energy generation projects between 2010 and 2019


for the most offshore wind generated in the world


investment needed to upgrade energy networks

500 MW

extra energy from waste needed, a £4 billion investment opportunity

Opportunity through change

New opportunities for investment are emerging as UK energy becomes cleaner, flexible and more efficient.


To meet targets in the UK climate change law, the government’s Industrial Strategy leads with the decarbonisation of electricity generation. Substantial public and private capital is needed for decarbonisation projects together with major investment in research and development.

Distributed generation

Electricity is increasingly generated closer to where it is used. This creates opportunities for investors who have had little exposure to the power generation industry until now. Investment is also needed in technology that integrates energy generated locally into the electricity system.

Smarter energy

Smart technology and data analysis make energy more efficient and better integrated into networks. The decarbonisation of power generation creates a major investment opportunity in digital technology and innovation, for use in the UK and around the world.

World’s first 1 gigawatt windfarm

The world’s biggest offshore windfarm is nearing completion with the last of the turbines installed 120 kilometres off the UK’s Yorkshire coast. This 870 million GBP project between Ørsted and Global Infrastructure Partners features 174 Siemens Gamesa 7 megawatt turbines.

Next steps

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