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Energy Supply

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of the UK's power is generated by (a) wind farms, (b) solar, (c) nuclear power stations, (d) coal-fired power stations, (e) clean coal-fired power stations, (f) gas-fired power stations, (g) oil-fired power stations, (h) tidal sources and (i) geo-thermal power stations. (259544)

Separate data are not yet available for tidal, geo-thermal, because of the small number of sites using these technologies. For 2007, the percentages of UK generation by the other sources requested are given in the following table. Corresponding figures for 2008 will be published on 30 July 2009.

Generation (GWh)

Share of total UK generation (percentage)

Gas

164,473

41.5

Coal

136,685

34.5

Nuclear

63,028

15.9

Oil

4,693

1.2

Wind

5,274

1.3

Solar

11

<0.1

Other fuels

21,978

5.5

Total

396,142

100.0

Source:

Digest of UK Energy Statistics, 2008, Tables 7.4 and 5.6, available at:

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