According to figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the cheap electricity supply from coal rose by 3.9 per cent and from gas by 5.6 per cent.
Nuclear energy supplies decreased by more than ten per cent and electricity derived from hydro-technology fell by 32.4 per cent due to lower rainfall.
However, wind power was up 7.7 per cent because of the increased capacity from new and existing wind farms, both on and offshore.
The results show total consumption of electricity throughout 2010 was up 0.9 per cent compared with the previous year, with householders using 0.4 per cent more and industry consuming 3.4 per cent more than in 2009.
Meanwhile, a survey from Sharp Solar has found that almost half (48 per cent) of domestic energy users would install solar panels on their homes as a result of the government's feed-in tariff scheme, which was introduced a year ago today (April 1st 2010).
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