Bioenergy electricity generation in the United Kingdom 1990-2019

The United Kingdom generated approximately 596 gigawatt hours of electricity derived from bioenergy sources in 1990, with figures climbing to 37,314 gigawatt hours by 2019. 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 from bioenergy in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1990 to 2019

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Release date

July 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1990 to 2019

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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