Nuclear Power

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the UK's energy supply he expects to be obtained from nuclear energy in each of the next five years.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Minister of State for Portsmouth

DECC’s most recent projections of future electricity generation were made as part of the EMR December Delivery Plan 2013. The percentage of total electricity generation expected from nuclear sources in each calendar year is shown in Table 1.

Table 1: Yearly percentage of total electricity generation expected from nuclear sources
  Percentage of total generation from nuclear sources
2014 17.4
2015 17.6
2016 17.2
2017 17.3
2018 17.4
2019 17.4

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