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Power Generation

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what estimates he has made of likely power generation levels from coal, oil, nuclear power, and hydro-electric sources, respectively, by 1980, expressed in percentage terms.

Forecasts of the consumption of primary energy were given in the Department's evidence to the Select Committee on Science and Technology Energy Resources Sub-Committee and were published by them in Minutes of Evidence [155-viii]. The forecasts, which covered a range of assumptions, implied power generation levels in 1980 as follows:

per cent.
Nuclear and Hydro17–18
Natural Gas5–6