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Consumption Estimates

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is Her Majesty's Government's best estimate of energy consumption in the United Kindom in (a) 1980, and (b) 1990; and how these estimates are broken down by fuel source as between coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear power, hydro power and other sources.

A forecast of primary energy consumption in the United Kingdom in 1980 and 1990 broken down by fuel source was given in a memorandum by the Department to the Select Committee on Science and Technology Energy Resources Sub-Committee and published by them in Minutes of Evidence [155-viii]. This forecast, called a "sample" projection, is only one of a number of possible futures referred to in the evidence. Another table presented shows the range of forecast consumption broken down by fuel source covered by the Department of Energy studies.