The latest provisional monthly energy production, consumption and prices statistics
The latest provisional monthly energy production, consumption and prices statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 25 February 2016.
Energy production and consumption
Highlights for the 3 month period October to December 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier include:
- Primary energy consumption in the UK on a fuel input basis fell by 5.0%, with average temperatures in Q4 2015 the warmest on record. On a temperature adjusted basis consumption fell by 3.1% continuing the downward trend.
- Indigenous energy production rose by 11.3%, boosted by increased UK Continental Shelf and nuclear production.
- Electricity generation by Major Power Producers down 3.1%, with coal down 37% but offset by increases in nuclear up 33% and renewables up 19.0%.*
- Gas provided 31.5% of electricity generation by Major Power Producers, with nuclear at 23.1% and coal at 22.6%.*
- Wind generation by Major Power Producers up 17.4%, with record levels for total and offshore wind generation in December 2015.*
- Low carbon share of electricity generation by Major Power Producers up 10.5 percentage points to 45.9%, due to rises in nuclear and renewables generation.*
*Major Power Producers (MPPs) data published monthly, all generating companies data published quarterly.
Highlights for February 2016 compared to January 2016:
- Petrol prices down 0.3 pence per litre on month whilst diesel prices down 1.3 pence per litre, prices for both fuels are at their lowest levels since June and April 2009 respectively, driven by the continued fall in crude oil prices.
The next release of provisional monthly energy statistics will take place on 31 March 2016.
To read the statistics in full click on this link: Energy Trends and Prices statistical release: 25 February 2016