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Electricity Generation

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2009, Official Report, column 1002W, on electricity generation, what percentage of electricity production in 2007 was from each of the sources classified as other fuels. (251717)

[holding answer 29 January 2009]: Of the 3.1 per cent. of electricity generation in the United Kingdom attributable to fuels other than coal, gas, nuclear and renewables, 1.2 percentage points were from oil, 1.0 percentage point was from pumped storage, 0.2 percentage points from non-biodegradable wastes, and 0.7 percentage points from coke oven gas, blast furnace gas and waste products from chemical processes. The source of these statistics is the Digest of United Kingdom Energy statistics 2008 a copy of which is available in the Library of the House and also at