Electricity Map shows in real time how carbon intensive our electricity generation is here in the UK, across Europe and in select countries around the world, as well as the different sources we use. You will see some persistent green spots, like France and Sweden, use a lot of nuclear to keep emissions down!
The map was launched by Tomorrow in 2016, as part of its goal to builds tech that empowers people and organisations to understand and reduce their carbon footprint. Visit www.electricitymap.org/map to view the map.
Nuclear Energy is low carbon
Nuclear power makes a major contribution to meeting the UK’s energy security and carbon reduction objectives. The power generated by the current nuclear fleet avoids the emission of 49 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year – the equivalent of taking around 75% of Britain’s cars off the roads.