Energy trends and prices statistical release: 30 April 2015
Source: Department of Energy & Climate Change
The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 30 April 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Highlights for the 3 month period December 2014 to February 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier include:
Primary energy consumption in the UK on a fuel input basis rose by 1.7%, on a temperature adjusted basis it fell by 0.7%.
- Indigenous energy production fell by 2.7% driven by falls in UKCS output.
- Nuclear production up 5.1% due to stations returning to operation after outages.
- Lower coal generation due to the closure of plants, however coal share remains above gas.
- Coal provided 34.7% of electricity generation by Major Power Producers, with gas at 25.1% and nuclear at 20.9%.
- Wind generation by Major Power Producers up 1.2%, whilst overall renewables up 13.4% with growth in biomass.
- Low carbon share of electricity generation by Major Power Producers up 3.3 percentage points to 40.2%, due to rises in nuclear and renewables generation.
The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 26 March 2015.
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