In statistics published today, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy reveals a surge in clean energy that was driven by strong growth from wind and hydro power.
Energy production and consumption
Highlights for the three-month period from June 2019 to August 2019, compared to the
same period a year earlier include:
- Primary energy consumption in the UK on a fuel input basis fell by 1.9%, on
a temperature-adjusted basis consumption fell by 1.0%.
- Indigenous energy production rose by 0.3%, with rises in oil, bioenergy,
wind and hydro output offset by falls in output from coal, gas, nuclear and
- Electricity generation by Major Power Producers down 2.4%, with coal down
23% and gas down 5.2%. Renewables up 39%, boosted by strong growth
from wind and hydro.
- Gas provided 47.3% of electricity generation by Major Power Producers, with
renewables at 31.7%, nuclear at 19.3%, and coal at 1.0%.
- Low carbon share of electricity generation by Major Power Producers up
1.5 percentage points to 51.0%, while fossil fuel share of electricity generation stood at 48.5%.
Highlights for October 2019 compared to September 2019:
- Petrol prices down 0.1 pence per litre on month, while diesel prices up
0.6 pence per litre