Local renewable electricity generation stats

The UK has lots of great national statistics available online, including “Renewable Electricity Generation by Local Authority”. This means the stats drill down into what is generated in each LA area (not what the LAs are responsible for generating themselves).

The raw numbers of the national statistics are time-consuming to interpret and understand. We wanted to understand Reading and district, so we consumed some of our time to produce a spreadsheet tool. We summarised data for Reading and its neighbouring authorities South Oxfordshire, West Berkshire and Wokingham.

Click the image to query the original spreadsheet (Google Sheets)

This Is For Everyone

We have opened the tool for general use, as the climate emergency demands. You can choose to look at:

  • Any other local authority area in Great Britain, though sadly not in Northern Ireland because the national source data is of poor quality.
  • The total renewable electricity generation in each area.
  • Each individual type of generation there, such as Photovoltaics (solar panels to you and me), Onshore Wind (turbines) and 10 others.

The spreadsheet is published in Google Sheets so that it should be readable in any decent web browser. You may find it slow to load at first because it must collect a ton of numbers in the background, but it should be fast enough after that. You can’t edit it, except for the input boxes outlined in green.

Have fun.

Climate solution: Refrigerant Management

It is estimated that tight management of refrigerants worldwide can on its own reduce future global heating by half a degree C. For this reason alone it is an early subject for us to study, even though strictly speaking it is not a repair action. Please visit the pages below, initially in the order given.

What is a refrigerant?

Why do refrigerants need management?

How are refrigerants managed?

Community refrigerant management