Jim Cunningham – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Energy and Climate Change

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Cunningham on 2015-11-23.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of UK energy production that takes the form of non-renewable energy production outputs in each of the next five years; and if she will make a statement.

Andrea Leadsom

We estimate that the proportion of electricity produced in the UK (gross total electricity supplied) which will be generated by non-renewable means over the next five years is as follows:

2016 75%

2017 71%

2018 68%

2019 66%

2020 62%

This excludes electricity supplied from other countries via interconnectors.

The above data is taken from the reference scenario in Annex J of DECC’s 2015 Energy and Emissions Projections. This and other scenarios with differing economic growth and fossil fuel prices are available online at: