Fuels used in the generation of electricity in the United Kingdom (UK) 1998-2018

This statistic shows the amount of fuel used to generate electricity in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1998 to 2018. 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 2018, coal contributed 4.24 million metric tons of oil equivalent to the energy mix, compared with 34.3 million metric tons of oil equivalent just six years prior.

Amounts of fuel used to generate electricity in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1998 to 2018, by fuel type

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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1998 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*Provisional data.

Figures include fuel used by major and smaller power producers.

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