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Fossil Fuels

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of UK energy demand has been met from fossil fuel sources in each year since 2006. (321270)

The volume and proportion of UK energy demand met from fossil fuel sources since 2006 is shown in the following table.

Million tonnes of oil equivalent

2006

2007

2008

Volume

Proportion (percentage)

Volume

Proportion (percentage)

Volume

Proportion (percentage)

Coal

43.5

18.7

40.9

18.0

37.9

16.9

Petroleum

77.1

33.1

75.6

33.4

74.4

33.2

Natural gas

89.2

38.4

90.1

39.8

93.0

41.4

Total all fossil fuels

209.8

90.2

206.6

91.2

205.2

91.5