The Department of Energy and Climate Change has released new statistics that compare energy trends from the first three months of 2012.
Energy production and consumption in total and by fuel is outlined in the report, along with an analysis of year on year changes.
There is also now a section in the Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices that discusses renewables.
The cost of oil products and international fuel prices also feature in the report, covering the domestic and international sectors.
Among the highlights of the first quarter is the fact the indigenous production of fuels fell by 11.6 per cent compared to the same period a year earlier.
Meanwhile, production of oil fell by 13 per cent while gas fell by 14.1 per cent as a result of maintenance work and slowdowns on a number of fields.
It was also found that primary energy consumption for energy uses fell by 2.3 per cent, but when this was adjusted to take in the account of weather differences between 2011 and 2012, the total changed to 1.1 per cent.
Gas accounted for 27 per cent of all electricity generated in the first quarter of the year, which is its lowest share in the last 14 years.
In comparison, coal made up 42 per cent and nuclear generation accounted for 17 per cent, which is a decrease from the 19 per cent noted in the same period of 2011.
However, onshore wind was found to have shown the highest absolute increase in generation in the first quarter of 2012, rising by 51 per cent from 2.4 TWh to 3.6 TWh.
Large increases were also seen in hydro, offshore wind and bioenergy, which were up 43, 50 and 21 per cent respectively.
The latest edition of the Quarterly Energy Prices report is the 45th edition of the document.
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