Coal

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 26th October 2017.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the mean average amount of coal used for non-electricity generation purposes was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The table below gives the amount of coal used for non-electricity generation purposes for 2007 – 2016:

Non-electricity generation coal consumption (thousand tonnes)

2007

10,518

2008

10,577

2009

9,037

2010

9,827

2011

9,658

2012

9,141

2013

10,333

2014

10,061

2015

8,282

2016

5,831

Source: Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2017, table 2.4, available at

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/solid-fuels-and-derived-gases-chapter-2-digest-of-united-kingdom-energy-statistics-dukes

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