Power from coal accounted for just 10% of the electricity mix in the three months through to the end of May, new figures have revealed.
The quarterly statistics, issued by government on 28 July, said that supply from the resource over the period had dropped year-on-year by 66% to a record low of 7TWh. By contrast gas contributed 48% of the mix, with supply up by 68% to 33TWh. The shares of nuclear power and renewables were essentially stable at 22% and 19% respectively.
Primary energy consumption in the UK was broadly unchanged, but on a temperature-adjusted basis consumption dropped by 1.1%, in line with the longer-term trend.