The government is being urged to ramp up efforts to end the UK’s dependence on gas shipments following a new analysis which details how Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) imports would need to rise by more than 150 per cent at a cost of £30bn to billpayers if the UK was not generating electricity from renewable sources.

The recent surge in wholesale power prices that has been driven by soaring gas prices has prompted some politicians and media commentators to erroneously blame the net zero transition for rising energy costs and call on the government to reduce its reliance on renewables.

But fresh analysis from trade body RenewableUK highlights that how renewables are serving to curb demand for gas that would otherwise have to be imported at huge cost to the UK. The new report shows how renewables projects generated 122 terawatt hours of power in 2021, equivalent to that provided

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