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Energy generation and consumption

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  • Release date: 25 February 2015
  • Period covered: 2013
An biennial report which includes information by type of fuel, amount exported and renewable generation by source.

Key points

  • The total amount of electricity generated in Wales has continued to fall since 2010, but much more gradually in each successive year, decreasing by 0.8 per cent between 2012 and 2013. This downward trend is mainly due to the decline in electricity generated from gas.
  • The total amount of electricity generated from renewable resources in Wales has been steadily increasing, rising by 9 per cent between 2012 and 2013, which is mainly due to the increase in wind generation.
  • The percentage of electricity generated in Wales from renewable sources has also continued to increase since 2004, reaching 10 per cent in 2013. This is lower than the UK average of 15 per cent and the lowest of the UK countries.
  • Total energy consumption has been falling since 2005, though more so since 2007, which coincides with the economic downturn. The industry and commercial sector accounts for a large proportion of this decline.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 6768
Email: stats.environment@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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