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Provisional energy statistics for 2016

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released provisional energy production and consumption statistics for the year of 2016.

Primary energy production rose by 1.4% per cent above that achieved in 2015 due to rises in oil and gas output. Energy production in 2016 was marginally above the levels of 2012. Renewables energy production rose by 2.3%, with an increase in bioenergy output and nuclear output up 2.0%. Production of coal fell by 51%, to a new record low, due to the closure of all large deep mines, and the remaining mines producing less coal as they come to the end of their operational life. In the last five years coal output has declined by 77%.