Bioenergy consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by sector

This statistic displays the bioenergy consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by sector. It shows that electricity was by far the biggest consumer of bioenergy in 2017, with a share of 60 percent. The transport sector consumed 12 terawatt-hours of bioenergy.

In the same year, the electricity generated in the Unite Kingdom from bioenergy amounted to 31,869 gigawatt hours.

Bioenergy consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by sector (in terawatt-hours)*

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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "Numbers here represent primary energy measured in TWh/yr. By this measure most of the primary bioenergy resource is currently used to generate electricity. However biomass power plants have efficiencies around 35% or lower, meaning that electricity from biomass will be a lower percentage when measured in final energy terms. Biomethane is measured in terms of the energy content of the gas itself rather than the original biomass feedstocks."

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