“By the time we’d finished it was 90%. If you look at the UK and you see all our offshore wind, we’ve done a tremendous job of developing under this government.
“That’s why I think going forward there’s a real chance that we could actually have amongst the most competitive electricity prices in Europe.”
The Energy Minister also highlighted the opportunity for economic and industrial growth, particularly in regions such as the Northeast, the Northwest, Scotland, and Wales, through the expansion of renewable energy.
By doing so, Stuart believes the UK can achieve its net zero targets, lower energy costs and provide benefits to individuals and families across the country.
Graham Stuart said: “I think net zero, although it’s seen as some sort of green conceit by some, actually offers an opportunity for economic renaissance for the UK and industrial renaissance.”