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Electricity Generation

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of UK electricity was generated from (a) coal, (b) nuclear power, (c) renewable sources and (d) gas in each of the last five years. (227169)

The percentage shares of UK electricity generation by coal, nuclear, renewables and gas, from 2003 to 2007 are given in the following table:

Total electricity generation in the UKCoal-fired electricity generation in the UKNuclear electricity generation in the UKRenewables sourced electricity generation in the UKGas-fired electricity generation in the UK

GWh

GWh

Percentage share of total

GWh

Percentage share of total

GWh

Percentage share of total

GWh

Percentage share of total

2003

398,209

138,305

34.7

88,686

22.3

10,600

2.7

148,881

37.4

2004

393,867

131,788

33.5

79,999

20.3

14,147

3.6

157,064

39.9

2005

398,313

134,841

33.9

81,618

20.5

16,940

4.3

152,642

38.3

2006

398,823

150,392

37.7

75,451

18.9

18,116

4.5

141,225

35.4

2007

396,457

136,545

34.4

63,028

15.9

19,664

5.0

164,473

41.5

Source:

Digest of UK Energy Statistics, 2008, Tables 5.6 and 7.4.