December 18, 2014
Latest figures from DECC show that renewables exceeded nuclear generation for the first time!
The latest statistics from DECC for the three month period August to November, show that energy consumption fell in the UK by 4.9% which when adjusted for the unusually warm Autumn we have enjoyed, equates to a fall of 5.4% on this time last year.
- Indigenous energy production fell by 2.7% with nuclear down by 25% and oil output down by 4%
- Gas provided 36.6% of electricity generation by the Major Power Producers with coal at 28.7% and nuclear at 19.1%
- Wind generation by the Major Power Producers was up by 5.9% due to increased capacity whilst overall renewables were up 24% with the growth in biomass
- In October, renewables exceeded nuclear generation for the first time
- Low carbon share of electricity generation by the Major Power Producers was down 1.2% to 34.7% due to the fall in nuclear generation.
For the full article see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/energy-trends-and-prices-statistical-release-18-december-2014