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Visualizing the UK’s Changing Electricity Supply

by Michael McLaughlin
Map showing a small number of large fossil fuel power stations in the UK and many smaller sites producing clean energy.

Climate news publication Carbon Brief has created a series of data visualizations showing how the UK reduced the amount of carbon dioxide its electrical system added to the atmosphere by nearly 60 percent between 2008 and 2018. An interactive timeline and map allows readers to scroll from 2008-2018 to see where renewable energy sites, such as wind farms, have opened, and where fossil fuel sites, such as coal power stations, have closed. The visualizations illustrate that the UK’s coal capacity has shrunk 63 percent while wind capacity has increased more than 600 percent since 2008.

Take a look.

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