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Current emissions in United Kingdom

196 gCO2eq/kWh
Biomass (11.5%)
Coal (2.0%)
Gas (31.0%)
Hydro (1.4%)
Hydro Storage (0.4%)
Nuclear (36.9%)
Other (1.6%)
Solar (10.6%)
Wind (4.3%)
Wind (Offshore) (0.3%)
29% renewable
12.7 GWh total
Last updated at 2024-05-19 07:15 (Local time)

Wind and Solar forecast

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Should I plug in?
Yes

Electricity emissions in United Kingdom are below last years average

29.4 g CO2eq/km
137 g full load
294 g per hour
6 g per hour
How are these values calculated?
Electric vehicle

Value calculated for a charge of 4.5 kWh (882 g), equals 30km on an EV with a consumption of 15 kWh/100km

Washing machine

Complete wash is 0.7 kWh, calculated on full load at 40º on a A efficient equipment

Air conditioning

One hour of use is 1.5 kWh, calculated on a equipment A efficient of 9000BTU, temperature 22º

Laptop

One hour of use is 30 Wh, calculated on a laptop with moderate use (internet browsing, email, etc)

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Quick stats about United Kingdom

In 2023 the average emissions of United Kingdom were 217 g CO2eq/kWh. 39% of energy was produced from renewable sources, with the main source for energy being Gas (41.2%). Coal usage was 1.2%.

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Historical data for United Kingdom

2023
217 g CO2eq/kWh
39% renewable
202.4 TWh total
2022
255 g CO2eq/kWh
36% renewable
248.8 TWh total
2021
263 g CO2eq/kWh
35% renewable
241.3 TWh total
2020
240 g CO2eq/kWh
38% renewable
236.8 TWh total
2019
264 g CO2eq/kWh
31% renewable
252.0 TWh total
2018
279 g CO2eq/kWh
28% renewable
266.6 TWh total

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Data sources for energy production: Entsoe, Elexon