Energy suppliers' fuel mix

Interested in knowing what your energy suppliers’ fuel mix is made of? The following article should provide you with the necessary data.

Energy suppliers’ fuel mix in brief

Coal

  • Scottish Power, SSE, e.on, First Utility and Spark Energy use the most coal.
  • The Co-Operative Energy, Good Energy and LoCO2 Energy use the least coal.

Natural gas

  • LoCO2 Energy, npower and the Utility Warehouse use the most natural gas.
  • EDF Energy and Good Energy use the least natural gas.

Nuclear energy

  • EDF Energy uses the most nuclear energy.
  • The Co-Operative Energy, Good Energy and LoCO2 Energy use the least nuclear energy.

Renewable energy

  • Good Energy uses the most renewable energy.
  • Utilita uses the least renewable energy.

Energy suppliers’ fuel mix in detail

Energy supplier/Energy source Coal Natural gas Nuclear Renewable Other
UK 38.4 27.7 20.6 11.3 2
British Gas 26 34 28 10 2
Sainsbury's Energy (British Gas) 26 34 28 10 2
EDF Energy 17 0 73.3 8.3 1
E.On 52.2 30.7 4.7 8.4 4
npower 33.6 51 9.4 14 1
Scottish Power 59 25.6 1.3 12.9 1.2
SSE 54 28 1 15 2
Atlantic (SSE) 54 28 1 15 2
Ebico (SSE) 54 28 1 15 2
M&S Energy (SSE) 54 28 1 15 2
Scottish Hydro (SSE) 54 28 1 15 2
Southern Electric (SSE) 54 28 1 15 2
SWALEC (SSE) 54 28 1 15 2
Co-Op Energy 0 40.43 0 54.43 5.27
Ecotricity 18.5 10.9 1.7 67.5 1.4
First Utility 52.3 30.7 4.7 8.3 4
Good Energy 0 0 0 100 0
LoCO2 Energy 0 54 0 46 0
Ovo Energy 43.4 25.5 3.9 23.9 3.3
Woodland Trust Energy (Ovo Energy) 43.4 25.5 3.9 23.9 3.3
Spark Energy 52.3 30.7 4.7 8.3 4
Utilita 31.1 34.9 29.2 0.8 4
Utility Warehouse 33.6 51 0.4 14 1
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What share of coal, natural gas, nuclear energy and renewable energy do energy suppliers use for the electricity they sell? Compare fuel mixes here.