The UK’s future energy mix

The Chancellor is reported to be pushing for a commitment to gas-fired power stations while reducing subsidies for on-shore wind energy. Looking forward to the 2050s, which form of energy will be dominant in the UK?

You answered:

  • Gas will provide most of the UK’s energy until mid-century 13%
  • Nuclear will dominate energy production by mid-century 24.1%
  • Non-nuclear renewables will provide most energy by mid-century 4.6%
  • No single form of energy will dominate 38.9%
  • No single form will dominate, but generation will be largely carbon-free 19.1%