The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) were released today (June 26) according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. Provisional quarterly energy statistics for Q1 2014 (January to March), have also been released today in the statistical publications Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices.
Highlights for the 3 month period February 2014 to April 2014, compared to the same period a year earlier include:
- Primary energy consumption in the UK fell by 12.9%, on a temperature adjusted basis it fell by 2.3%
- Indigenous energy production rose by 0.5%, with oil production up 7.3%
- Gas production was broadly unchanged but coal was down 32%
- Coal provided 41.2% of electricity generation by Major Power Producers, with gas’s share at 23.3% and nuclear at 19.9%.
- Wind and hydro generation by Major Power Producers up 38%, with offshore wind up 24%, onshore wind up 33% and hydro output more than doubled.
- Low carbon share of electricity generation by Major Power Producers up 6 percentage points to 35.6%.
Statistics on monthly production and consumption of coal, electricity, gas, oil and total energy include data for the UK for the period up to the end of April 2014. Statistics on average temperatures, wind speeds, sun hours and rainfall include data for the UK for the period up to the end of May 2014.
Statistics on energy prices include retail price data for the UK for May 2014, and petrol & diesel data for June 2014, with EU comparative data for May 2014.