Power up: Legislation relating to renewable energy helps to generate revenue growth

Over the past decade and a half, a radical shift in focus among the public, policymakers and industry participants towards renewable energy has occurred. Increased awareness about the impact of climate change has driven an aggressive decarbonising strategy, spearheaded by the Renewable Electricity Generation industry. Under the National Renewable Energy Action Plan, which was drawn up in response to EU legislation, the United Kingdom aims to ensure that 15% of energy consumption is satisfied by renewable sources by 2020. In order to meet this target, 30% of UK electricity, 12% of heat and 10% of transport energy must be generated from renewable sources. However, only the former falls within the scope of the industry...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong growth has encouraged new operators to enter the industry over the past five years
  • Efforts to meet the UK’s renewable energy target have supported growth
  • The current skills shortage could increase wage costs, putting pressure on profit
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The differences in regional shares of utilisation and capacity vary greatly due to factors such as space, access to resources and topography. For instance, while London accounts for a major share of electricity use, it has a limited share of generating capacity due to space constraints. Consequently, regions that are better suited to storing and generating electricity, such as Scotland, Yorkshire and the East of England, send it to other parts of the United Kingdom. England also imports electricity (mainly non-renewable) from continental Europe.ScotlandScotland accounts for Britain’s largest share of renewable energy in terms of installed capacity and generation, generating approximately 29.3% of total electricity from renewable sources. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Renewable Electricity Generation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Renewable Electricity Generation Industry are

  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as EUA prices and Research and development expenditure in the Renewable Electricity Generation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Renewable Electricity Generation Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments that generate electricity from renewable natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides and biomass. It only includes the generation of electricity from sources that are inexhaustible and can be replenished indefinitely, unlike fossil fuels such as coal. This industry does not include transmission or distribution activities.

    Industry Products
  • Offshore wind power
  • Onshore wind power
  • Solar photovoltaics
  • Hydropower
  • Bioenergy
  • Industry Activities
  • Wind power generation
  • Hydroelectricity generation
  • Wave and tidal energy generation
  • Solar thermal energy generation
  • Solar photovoltaic energy generation
  • Geothermal energy generation
  • Biomass energy generation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • EUA prices
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Industrial production index
  • Public concern over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Strong gusts of growth
  • Green targets
  • External competition
  • Renewed regulation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Connectivity issues
  • Renewable skills
  • Target in place
  • Carbon market
  • Wind power
  • Table: Renewable Electricity Generation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Renewable Electricity Generation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electricity Supply

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Bioenergy
  • Onshore wind power
  • Offshore wind power
  • Solar photovoltaics
  • Hydropower
  • Chart: Renewable Electricity Generation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Commercial operators
  • Other
  • Transport industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Renewable Electricity Generation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesFinancing costsDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Renewable Electricity Generation

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Renewable Electricity Generation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    SSE plc, Scottish Power UK plc, E.ON UK plc, Innogy Renewables UK Ltd,
  • Table: SSE plc - financial performance
  • Table: Scottish Power UK plc - financial performance
  • Table: E.ON UK plc - financial performance
  • Table: Innogy Renewables UK Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Renewable Electricity Generation Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Renewable Electricity Generation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Carbon Price Floor
  • A tax on fossil fuels (solid fuels, gas and LPG) used in electricity generation under climate change levy (CCL) and fuel duty.
  • Installed Capacity
  • A measure of the potential output of a power plant.
  • Photovoltaics (Pv)
  • A method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors.
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