Gas from Norway, coal from Russia: eight graphs on the UK energy system

The sad state of affairs concerning the UK’s energy strategy, under investment in renewables for decades and an over dependence on gas and oil.

Inside track

Gas tank and silosThis post by Robin Webster was first published on The Carbon Brief

The UK’s dependence on energy imports has increased to its highest level since 1976, according to statistics released by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Here’s the story of the UK’s dependence on imported fuels in eight graphs.

DECC released the data at the end of March, about a month after the chief executive of energy regulator Ofgem warned that the country’s dependence on imported fuels could drive up consumer energy bills.

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