Energy production down by 5.8 per cent in 2010

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Figures have been released today by The Department of Energy and Climate Change outlining the UK's energy statistics for 2010.

The main finding according to the results was that the total energy production dropped by 5.8 per cent in 2010.

Due to the bad weather at the beginning and the end of the year total consumption of energy rose by 2.9 per cent.

One of the more surprising statistics was that UK natural gas production dropped by 4.3 per cent compared to a 14.3 per cent decline in 2009.

Domestic energy prices fell by 2.7 per cent and the average residential electricity and natural gas bills fell by £13 and £25.

These findings suggest that the household consumer of gas and electricity could be using energy comparison sites to help drive down the cost of living.

In contrast to this however, industrial electricity sales rose by 3.4 per cent.

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