Electricity production volume in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2019, by source

Coal power is being steadily phased out of the United Kingdom's electricity supply mix. Having accounted for 22.6 percent of all electricity generated in 2015, the use of coal declined in the following years, with only 6.9 terawatt hours of electricity generated in 2019, making up 2.1 percent of that year's supply mix. Under current government rules, all coal plants are set to be shut down by 2025 in an effort to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions.
As of 2019, gas-fired turbines are the largest contributor to the UK's energy mix.

Annual electricity generation by source in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2019

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

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