Domestic Energy Consumption

We consume 40% of primary energy for our cars and to heat and power our homes.

We consume the rest in products and services we buy and use.

Diagram of UK energy flow

Reference data:UK DTI UK Energy flow (source and use) 2004 and transport use from Energy Consumption in the UK 2002

More detailed analysis can be found in Energy Consumption in the UK 2002 from which the chart below is taken:

Household electricity use

Lighting takes around 20% of our electricity. This is a major opportunity for CO2 reduction, and saving money, potentially reducing household electricity by around 15% and total UK CO2 reduction of around 1.5% - around 7 times what wind power has delivered so far!

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