Proportions of fuels used in UK electricity generation 2011-2012 reported by suppliers

by Stephen Hewitt

Proportions of fuel types used in UK electricity generation for year ending March 2012 shown in E.on and npower leaflets
Proportions of fuel types used in UK electricity generation for year ending March 2012 - leaflets from E.on and npower

The proportions of fuels used in UK electricity generation for the year ending March 2012 have been reported by domestic electricity suppliers in glossy leaflets enclosed with bills.

The photograph shows leaflets sent by E.on to consumers in Cambridge and by npower to consumers in Birmingham.

According to these figures around 30% of electricity was generated from coal.