HC Deb 16 March 1993 vol 221 c202W
Mr. Alan W. Williams

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what percentage of Britain's electricity was derived from gas in each year since 1987; and what is the expected percentage contribution in each year to 1996.

Mr. Eggar

The percentages of United Kingdom electricity generated from gas in each year since 1987 are as follows:

Per cent.
1987 0.9
1988 1.0
1989 1.0
1990 1.2
1991 1.5
1992 2.7

Caminus Energy Ltd., in its report "Markets for Coal (HMSO ISBN 0 11 514987 2) produced for the Government's coal review, analysed the future fuel mix in electricity generation under two sets of assumptions. The conclusions of its analysis, including the forecast contribution of gas-fired power stations, is set out in tables 14 and 15 of the report.

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