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Energy in the UK

Energy in the UK 2017 details the industry’s contribution to the UK economy, illustrates its contribution so far in moving the country towards a low carbon future and outlines the challenges ahead in transforming heating, transport and moving to a smart energy system. It also highlights the growing competition in the retail market and the help given to vulnerable customers.

Findings include:

  • The energy sector created £24bn in economic value during 2016
  • The industry delivered £11bn of investment during 2016 – which represents almost £1 in every £16 invested in the UK.
  • In 2016, the energy sector supported 730,000 jobs across the UK.
  • 53% of power generation now comes from low carbon sources.
  • There are 54 active domestic energy suppliers.        

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