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Primary Energy

Volume 406: debated on Thursday 12 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of total primary energy is generated by (a) renewables including heat and (b) electricity generation not including heat. [118570]

In 2002, 1.4 per cent. of the UK's total primary energy consumption was provided by renewables. This includes both renewables used to provide heat and renewables used for electricity generation. Primary electricity, namely nuclear, hydro and non-thermal renewables such as wind, accounted for 9.0 per cent. of total primary energy consumption.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of total primary energy is generated by (a) renewables including heat and (b) electricity generation not including heat in Wales. [118571]

Primary energy consumption is calculated only on a UK basis because sub-national data are not available for all components of primary energy consumption. Thus, the information requested is not available for Wales.