Renewable bioenergy generation in the United Kingdom 1990-2018

The United Kingdom generated approximately 596 gigawatt hours of electricity derived from bioenergy sources in 1990, with figures climbing to 34,758 gigawatt hours by 2018. Bioenergy includes landfill gas, sewage sludge digestion, waste combustion, co-firing with fossil fuel, animal biomass, plant biomass and anaerobic digestion. By 2018, production output of co-firing with fossil fuels had decreased to only one gigawatt hour.

Generation of electricity and heat from bioenergy in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1990 to 2018

Generation in gigawatt hours
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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Bioenergy is energy from landfill gas, sewage sludge digestion, municipal solid waste combustion, animal biomass, plant biomass, anaerobic digestion, co-firing with fossil fuels.

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