These graphs monitor the long term contribution from different fuels to the daily peak energy needs of the UK. The monitoring started in mid August 2013. There are huge subsidies being paid by consumers to wind power companies and landowners, while simultaneously government policy penalizes coal through a carbon floor tax pushing up energy costs. Despite all this the lights would simply go out tomorrow without coal. All ~5000 UK wind turbines produced less energy in August 2013 than just the imported French nuclear power – but at 4 times the cost !
- Pump is hydro storage delivered during the day. This is greater than direct UK hydro power.
- France is power supplied to the UK up to a maximum 2 GW paid for at market rates. It is all nuclear generated.
- Dutch is power supplied from Holland up to a maximum 1 GW
- Biomass and Solar power are negligible.
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