IELTS graph 311 - UK investments in clean energy from 2008 to 2015
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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Bar/ Column Graph:
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The graph below shows the amount of UK investments in clean energy from 2008 to 2015.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The bar graph presents data on the United Kingdom’s annual investment on clean energy between 2008 and 2015. As is obvious, the UK budget on eco-friendly energy increased over the period and wind power got a considerable attention in terms of the grant it received.
As the data suggests, the UK authorities financed nearly two and half billion pound in 2008 to generate eco-friendly power and half of it went on the wind power sector. Next year budget for wind power almost trebled while a small portion was spent on energy smart technologies and solar power. More than 7 billion was invested in 2009 in the UK to generate clean energy which went as high as 15 billion in 2015. The investment in next two years, 2010 and 2011, remained alike but more than one-third was disbursed for the solar power. From 2012 to 2015, the UK spent roughly 3-5 billion yearly to produce solar energy. The UK government mainly invested on wind and solar power in later years and energy smart technologies attracted a steady portion of UK clean energy investment throughout the period.