Energy Consumption and Production

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 10th June 2002.

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Photo of David Hamilton David Hamilton Labour, Midlothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of energy consumed in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland was provided by (i) nuclear power, (ii) coal, (iii) gas, (iv) oil and (v) renewables.

Photo of Mr Brian Wilson Mr Brian Wilson Minister of State (Industry and Energy), Department of Trade and Industry

The percentages of energy consumed in the UK as a whole during 2000 by each fuel source are shown below. Separate figures for Scotland, England and Wales are not available. Figures for 2001 are currently being compiled and will be available at the end of July.

Percentage
Nuclear 31.5
Coal 35.1
Gas 25.2
Oil 8.0
Renewables 0.2

Source:

Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics, 2001 (The Stationery Office)

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