UK Presents 2014 Energy Statistics
The Department of Energy and Climate Change today releases 4 key publications: the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2014, UK Energy in Brief, Energy Flow Chart, and Energy Consumption in the United Kingdom (web only) providing detailed analysis of production, transformation and consumption of energy in 2013.
- Primary energy production fell by 6.3 per cent, on a year earlier, due to record low coal output following mine closures; oil and gas output were also down as output facilities were affected by maintenance issues alongside longer term decline.
- Final energy consumption rose by 0.7 per cent, reflecting the colder weather in 2013. On a temperature adjusted basis, energy consumption was down 0.3 per cent continuing the downward trend of the last nine years.
- Electricity generated from renewable sources in the UK in 2013 increased by 30 per cent on a year earlier, and accounted for 14.9 per cent of total UK electricity generation, up from 11.3 per cent in 2012. Total renewables, as measured by the 2009 EU Renewables Directive, accounted for 5.2 per cent of energy consumption in 2013, up from 4.2 per cent in 2012.
- In 2013, the UK became a net importer of petroleum products for the first time since 1984 (the year of the miner’s strike) and before that 1973; largely due to the closure of the Coryton Refinery in July 2012.
The publications are available on the following link.
Press Release, July 31, 2014; Image: energy-uk