Category: Energy

UK Electricity Generation 1998-2021

Renewable electricity generation capacity now exceeds fossil fuels

The UK for the first time has more installed capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources than from fossil fuels. The following chart shows the total electricity generating…

2019 electricity generation: fossil fuels vs renewables

Visual data display showing which days renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels and vice versa.

The Rise and Fall of British Coal

Coal mining has been one of the most important industries of industrial Britain, peaking in 1913 with production of 280 million tonnes from an industry employing over 1 million workers at a time when coal provided nearly 100% of primary energy consumption.

Live Grid Data

All data, except solar, comes from the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System. Solar data comes from the Sheffield Solar project at the University of Sheffield. Data is updated at…