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Fossil Fuels

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 8182, tabled on 21 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she plans to take to ensure the UK stays on course to meet its targets to reduce the use of coal and other fossil fuels.

Answered on

7 September 2015

The Government has put in place reforms designed to deliver a secure transition to an affordable, low-carbon electricity system.

Our projections show that, based on current policies, we expect to see around a 50% reduction in total electricity generation from fossil fuels by 2030 compared to 2014*.

*Source: DECC 2014 Updated Annual Energy & Emissions Projections, Annex J https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2014

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Department for Energy and Climate Change
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