Energy consumption has risen in UK in the past decade. It would be pertinent to mention here that major reason could be the rising population and increasing demands of energy. Between 2005 and 2030, energy consumption is set to increase by approximately 50%. We carried out an investigation in association with Flogas, the commercial gas suppliers in order to determine the various energy sources across UK along with their reliability.
It has remained the most popular and easily accessible energy source for UK. It comprises coal and natural gas. It has been serving to the needs of the people for a significant length of time. The natural form of energy has been widely used in both commercial and domestic sector.
- Natural gas
Natural gas is a natural energy source. It could be made available as and when required. Gas consumption increased within UK by 45% in 2015 and 2016. It has been popular for low emitting of carbon dioxide than coal and oil. It is widely used in domestic and commercial sector.
Coal electricity was reduced following the closure of three major power stations recently. It has been in its lowest output in almost 80 years.
Renewable energy source
It has been widely popular in UK. Several nations have been investing in wind farms and solar panels for generating electricity.
- Wind farms
Generating electricity from wind would be dependent on the strength of wind. Nonetheless, wind farms have been producing more electricity in the past than coal farms and solar panels.
- Solar panels
Similar to wind, the intensity of sunlight would determine the amount of electricity generated. It has been popular form of energy source in UK.
A reliable source would be nuclear energy. It is widely popular form in UK to be available as and when required.
Nonetheless, out of the gathered data, the natural gas has been most reliable, accessible and resilient form of energy.