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Electricty Generation: Nuclear Power

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 the UK’s capacity for electricity production from nuclear energy was in 2007; and how much electricity was produced from nuclear energy in that year. (251718)

[holding answer 29 January 2009]: The generating capacity of nuclear plant in the UK at the end of December 2007 was 10,979 MW, compared with 10,969 MW at the end of December 2006. Electricity generated at these nuclear stations during 2007 amounted to 63,028 GWh. The source of these statistics is the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2008, Tables 5.6 and 5.7, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House and also at

http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/energy/statistics/publications/dukes/page45537.html.