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Electricity Generation

Volume 301: debated on Friday 21 November 1997

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the Government's forecast for the percentage of electricity produced from coal in the United Kingdom for (i) 1997, (ii) 2000, (iii) 2010, (iv) 2020 and (v) 2030. [14807]

Coal's share of fuel used in UK electricity generation was 43 per cent. in 1996. Energy projections for the UK were published by the previous administration as Energy Paper 65 in March 1995 which is available in the Library of the House.The department is working on a new set of projections which will be published next year.