Energy consumption in the UK rose by 1.7%, but fell by 0.7% on a temperature adjusted basis


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The primary energy consumption in the UK rose by 1.7% on a fuel input basis but fell by 0.7% on a temperature adjusted basis between December 2014 and February 2015, recent statistical figures released by the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) have been able to reveal.

Indigenous energy production fell by 2.7% driven by falls in UKCS output, but nuclear production was up 5.1% due to stations returning to operation after outages.

Coal provided 34.7% of electricity generation by Major Power Producers, with gas at 25.1% and nuclear at 20.9%. Wind generation by Major Power Producers was up 1.2%, whilst overall renewables up 13.4% with growth in biomass.

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