Energy Supply

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the UK electricity supply was provide by each fuel source including electricity provided by interconnectors in (a) 2012 and (b) 2017.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The share of UK electricity generated domestically plus net imports, by each fuel source in a) 2012 and b) 2017 was:

2012

2017

Coal

38.0%

6.4%

Oil

0.8%

0.5%

Gas

26.7%

38.7%

Nuclear

18.7%

19.9%

Hydro

1.4%

1.7%

Wind

5.3%

14.1%

Solar photovoltaics

0.4%

3.3%

Other renewables

3.9%

9.0%

Other

0.9%

1.5%

Pumped Storage

0.8%

0.8%

Net imports

3.2%

4.2%

Total generation plus net imports

100.0%

100.0%

Source: Digest of UK Energy Statistics, tables 5.6 (generation by fuel), 6.4 (wind & solar) and 5.1 (net imports) https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/electricity-chapter-5-digest-of-united-kingdom-energy-statistics-dukes

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