UK energy flows 2012

I am on holiday this week, but want to try and keep Energy Matters ticking along with a couple of very short posts with complicated charts. The above chart is called a Sankey diagram produced by DECC. Sankey diagrams are an ingenious way of portraying how energy of different sorts flows through the economy of a country. Some time and care is needed to work out exactly what is going on. Note the key distinguishes between imports and indigenous supply. The thickness of the lines is proportional to the size of the flow, units are million tonnes oil equivalent. The inputs are to the left, conversions in refineries and power stations in the middle and outputs, i.e. end use, is to the right. Along the bottom are energy losses and exports. Click the chart to get a large readable copy. Have fun!

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