The UK’s low carbon and renewable energy (LCRE) economy generated £46.2 billion in 2014.
Final estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal around 96,500 businesses in the UK operated in the LCRE sector, employing 238,500 full-time workers.
The majority of businesses were in the construction industry, which generated £12.4 billion and employed 96,500 people.
The figures are based on a sample of 41,483 businesses assessed by the ONS, with initial estimates published in December last year.
LCRE activity associated with renewable energy generated £15.9 billion and 43,500 people were employed.
The energy efficiency products group was worth £21.9 billion of total turnover, employing 155,500 people while the low emissions vehicle group dominated exports, accounting for £2.9 billion.
In Scotland, 5.2% of businesses operated in the LCRE economy during the same period.
They generated £5.6 billion and employed 21,500 people.