The majority of energy use in the UK is for our transport and homes. Transport uses 40% of all the energy used in the UK, and our homes use almost 30%. Industry uses 17% and services 14%.
UK Energy Consumption from 2015 to 2016:
- Transport 40%
- Domestic 29%
- Industry 17%
- Services 14%
As individuals our choices impact all these areas, but we have the most influence in the energy use within our own homes and transport. Since this makes up most of the energy use in the UK at almost 70%, we as individuals really can make a difference.
What do you do to minimise energy use and how can you do more??
Data from Energy Consumption In The UK, National Statistics by Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-consumption-in-the-uk