Electricity generation from coal and gas falls 13%

Electricity generation by major power producers for coal and gas has fallen by 13.2% compared to the same period last year. That’s according to DECC’s latest report which looked at […]

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Electricity generation by major power producers for coal and gas has fallen by 13.2% compared to the same period last year.

That’s according to DECC’s latest report which looked at energy trends and prices from July to September year-on-year.

It adds the consumption of coal and other solid fuels fell by 23% whilst petroleum rose by 2.7% and natural gas fell by 0.5%.

It also found bioenergy & waste consumption rose by 16.3%, nuclear rose by 4.7% and wind and hydro increased by more than half (52%) in the same period.

The report went on: “Energy production was 10.8% higher in 2014 than in Q2 of last due to a boost in oil and gas production.”

The report adds total primary energy consumption for energy uses rose by 0.6%. However when adjusted to take account of weather differences between the second quarter of 2014 and the second quarter of 2015, primary energy consumption fell by 2%.

That’s largely due to the decreased coal use in electricity generation, it states.

The report adds final consumption rose by 2.9% compared to the second quarter of 2014.