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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL6716, tabled on 6 April 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the energy consumed in the UK is generated by coal.

Answered on

24 April 2017

In 2016, 9.1 per cent of UK electricity generation was from coal(1) (30.7 TWh coal-fired generation of 338.6 TWh total generation).

Source: Energy Trends table 5.1, March 2017, available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/electricity-section-5-energy-trends

(1) Figures for 2016 are provisional. Final figures for 2016 will be published in the 2017 Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES), on 27th July 2017.