Power generation by fuel 2000-2030
Friday 03 September 2010
The UK power market is currently dominated by thermal generation where gas and coal account for almost three-quarters of electricity generated.
Coal-fired generation will begin to decline over the forecast with the decommissioning of ageing plants but much of this decline will be offset by increased gas-fired generation. A significant proportion of the nuclear fleet will reach the end of commercial life but some of this will be partly replaced by newly commissioned nuclear capacity.
However, proportionately, most of the growth in UK power generation up to 2030 will come from renewables. Onshore and offshore wind will account for the largest proportion of this increase in renewables generation, with biomass, hydro, wave and tidal technology also playing important roles.
See our energy enthusiasts explain their vision of energy diversity , in a collection of short films produced by Channel 4 – and join ‘The New Energy Future’ debate
Data and text provided by Wood Mackenzie's Energy Market Service
Life & Style blogs
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
Facebook attacked over dead relative photos in 'Year in Review' slides
Grim second life of the 'breastaurant': The oft-loathed sector is booming in the States thanks to Hooters, Twin Peaks and Tilted Kilt
PlayStation Network still partly down after hack, but fixes in place
Anti-smoking adverts accused of 'scaremongering'
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Douglas Carswell tells Ukip to stop blaming foreigners as youth poll shows Nigel Farage is even less popular than Nick Clegg
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
£13000 - £17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Junior Property Manager in a yo...
£20000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has ari...
£22000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has ari...
£20000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client is a global marketin...