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Electricity Generation

Volume 173: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is the cost of one kilowatt hour of electricity generated by (a) coal, (b) oil, (c) gas and (d) nuclear power, respectively; and what are his Department's latest estimates for (i) wind power, (ii) wave power and (iv) tidal power.

The costs of generating electricity from coal, oil, nuclear and gas are a matter for the industries. The Department's latest estimates for wind, wave and tidal power are as contained in Energy Paper No. 55, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.