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UK second quarter 2014 energy trends and prices

01 September 2014

The latest provisional energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 28 August 2014, according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. Highlights for the 3 month period April 2014 to June 2014, compared to the same period a year earlier include:

*Primary energy consumption in the UK fell by 7.9%. On a temperature adjusted basis it fell by 3.5%.
*Indigenous energy production fell by 1.7%, with coal output down sharply by 20%.
*Oil production down 1.0% and gas production down 4.2%.
*Coal provided 32.3% of electricity generation by Major Power Producers, with the share of gas at 31.6% and nuclear at 24.4%
*Wind generation by Major Power Producers down 25%, due to lower wind speeds, whilst hydro output up 9.8%.*
*Low carbon share of electricity generation by Major Power Producers up 4% to 36.1%, due to increased nuclear output.

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