Energy Mix for Electricity Supplies in the UK
Want to know where your energy comes from ? Whether it is green or from renewable sources ? Well this guide shows you.
Gas is gas and has to be generally extracted so this article concentrates on what powers the electricity for the major energy companies in the UK. All of them have to publish this data in accordance with Ofgem the industry regulator and as investment continues into alternative energy sources you are sure to see the data change around a lot in the coming years.
British Gas figures are for 2008 – 2009
Eon figures are from 1st April 2008 to 31st March 2009
EDF energy data is from April 2008 to March 2009
Npower electricity supply data is from April 2008 to March 2009
SSE (Scottish and Southern Electric)
The average figures are from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
So there you have it – there is a vast difference between the various UK energy companies on what fuel they use to generate the electricity you use in your home and business. Whether you think nuclear is best, coal or gas could be a factor on what company you use apart from finding the cheapest prices for fuel.