Fuels used in the generation of electricity in the United Kingdom (UK) 1998-2019

This statistic shows the amount of fuel used to generate electricity in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1998 to 2019. The figures show a general decrease in the reliance on fossil fuels, with coal in particular making a smaller contribution to the United Kingdom's energy mix. In 2019, coal contributed just 1.85 million metric tons of oil equivalent to the energy mix, compared with 23.28 million metric tons of oil equivalent gas used.

Amounts of fuel used to generate electricity in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1998 to 2019, by fuel type

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1998 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Provisional data.

Figures include fuel used by major and smaller power producers.

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