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Energy in the UK

Energy in the UK 2018 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 £83.7bn in economic activity during 2017
  • The industry delivered £12.6bn of investment during 2017
  • In 2017, the energy sector supported 682,000 jobs across the UK - equivalent to 1 in 51 jobs in the UK
  • 53% of power generation now comes from low carbon sources.
  • The smart energy system will provide benefits up to £40bn to the UK economy
  • Over 16,000  UK charge points for electric vehicles    

Read the full Energy in the UK report

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