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S5W-15026: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 2 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much coal has been used to generate electricity in each year since 2010, and how much of this is imported coal.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 15 March 2018

 The amount of electricity generated by Scotland's coal fired power stations during the years specified was as follows:

Year

Coal Generation (GWh)

% of total electricity generated

2010

14,730

48.8%

2011

10,793

39.1%

2012

11,754

35.7%

2013

10,839

31.9%

2014

10,315

27.7%

2015

8,508

22.0%

2016

2,238

13.2%

 

The stations in question, at Cockenzie and Longannet, were decommissioned in 2013 and 2017 respectively. The Scottish Government does not hold information on the source or quantities of coal used to generate electricity at these stations.