Where does my supplier get fuel from?

Have you ever wondered where your electricity comes from?

All energy suppliers publish information about their fuel mix - which is the ratio of different fuels or energy sources they use to generate your electricity, for example coal, nuclear power or renewable energy sources.

On this page you'll find information about the fuel mix of some of the UK's biggest energy suppliers, so you can see exactly where your electricity comes from. This information is the latest available from 1 April 2010 to March 2011.

Supplier Coal Gas Nuclear Renewable Other CO2* Nuclear Waste*
               
British Gas (Centrica) 11.40% 56.90% 22.80% 7.70% 1.20% 338 g/kWh 0.0023 g/kWh
EBICo 29% 59% 1% 10% 1% 505 g/kWh 0.000084 g/kWh
Ecotricity 12.1% 19.7% 2.3% 64.3% 1.6% 195.5 g/kWh 0.00021 g/kWh
EDF Energy 27.9% 5.7% 61.8% 3.9% 0.7% 280 g/kWh 0.0062 g/kWh
E.ON Energy 34.3% 47% 5% 10.2% 3.5% 543 g/kWh 0.001 g/kWh
Good Energy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100% 0.0% 0.000 g/kWh 0.0000 g/kWh
npower (RWE npower) 28% 60% 1% 9% 2% 509 g/kWh 0.0001 g/kWh
Scottish and Southern Energy 29% 59% 1% 10% 1% 505 g/kWh 0.000084 g/kWh
ScottishPower 48.9% 43.4% 0.0% 7.6% 0.1% 620 g/kWh 0.000 g/kWh
Utility Warehouse 28% 60% 1% 9% 2% 509 g/kWh 0.0001 g/kWh
UK average 28.90% 44.20% 17.30% 7.90% 1.70% 450 g/kWh 0.0017 g/kWh
*Units used: carbon dioxide (kilograms per kWh) and nuclear waste (grams per kWh).

Table from: Consumer Focus,

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