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Electricity Generation

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of energy was produced by (a) coal fired, (b) gas fired and (c) nuclear power stations in each of the last five years. (126448)

Fuel used in power stations as a percentage of total primary energy demand on a fuel input basis is as follows:

Percentage

Coal

Natural gas

Nuclear stations

2001

12.8

10.9

8.7

2002

12.3

11.7

8.6

2003

13.3

11.4

8.5

2004

12.8

11.9

7.6

2005

13.2

11.6

7.7

Source:

Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2006, tables 1.1-1.3 and table 5.6

Electricity supplied by fuel source as a percentage of total electricity supplied1 on an output basis is as follows:

Percentage

Coal

Natural gas

Nuclear stations

2001

34.1

37.8

22.6

2002

32.0

40.2

21.9

2003

34.7

38.2

21.6

2004

33.2

40.7

19.5

2005

33.6

39.1

19.6

1 Includes pumped storage

Source:

Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2006, table 5.6