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Low-carbon energy consumption by fuel type, UK, 1995 to 2021, million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe)

The use of nuclear energy has declined between 1995 and 2021, with 40% less power from nuclear in 2021 compared to 1995. For the same period there has been a large rise in the consumption of energy from bioenergy and waste, and wind, solar and hydro. Energy consumption from bioenergy and waste increased nine fold from 1995 to 2021.

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Source: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

  1. Low carbon energy consumption includes nuclear and renewable energy (Bioenergy and waste, and Wind, solar and hydro)

  2. These estimates have not been adjusted for temperature or seasonal factors.