Coal:Written question - 114803

Q
Asked by Philip Davies
(Shipley)
Asked on: 21 November 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Coal
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much coal was used in the UK for non-power generation purposes in each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Richard Harrington
Answered on: 27 November 2017

The table below gives the amount of coal used for non-electricity generation purposes for 1992 – 2016:

Thousand tonnes

Thousand tonnes

Thousand tonnes

1992

22,111

2002

10,813

2012

9,141

1993

20,620

2003

10,559

2013

10,333

1994

19,361

2004

10,006

2014

10,061

1995

17,354

2005

9,794

2015

8,282

1996

15,889

2006

10,156

2016

5,831

1997

15,747

2007

10,518

1998

14,564

2008

10,577

1999

14,546

2009

9,037

2000

13,734

2010

9,827

2001

12,919

2011

9,658

Source: Digest of UK Energy Statistics, table 2.1.2, available at

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/solid-fuels-and-derived-gases-chapter-2-digest-of-united-kingdom-energy-statistics-dukes

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