The Changing Face of UK Energy [Infographic]

The key message to take from this infographic could well be the rise of renewable energy in the UK energy market, as the push by successive governments for green energy has led to a vast increase in the number of renewable energy sources being utilised.

Another key issue is how this energy is being used, so for this we have looked at which sectors use the most energy. Perhaps unsurprisingly it is the transport sector that uses the most energy (38%), followed by domestic usage at 27%.

This, of course, takes quite a macro look at the UK energy market. To make it more obviously relevant to the individual, the piece finally covers where the money you pay annually for energy is actually going and compares home energy usage in the UK with the US. Unsurprisingly heating accounts for about twice as much domestic energy usage in the UK.

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Energy Consumption in Homes across Europe [Infographic]

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We are all being asked to shrink our carbon footprint by reducing energy consumption, but have you ever wondered how energy efficient the UK is compared with our European neighbours?

This infographic highlights the present and future targets for reducing energy consumption. It provides an insight into where the most energy is being used, and where the most effective savings are being made in average households.

The statistical breakdown emphasises current progress. It also indicates which countries are best at conserving energy. In the UK, we are not the best, but on a positive note we are not the worst either.

There remains a long way to go before targets are met. Nonetheless, little by little, positive steps are being taken across the European Union to reduce energy consumption.

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The Growing Global Water Footprint [Infographic]

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The average American lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Fresh water consumption has doubled since World War II and is expected to rise 25% by 2030. All of this water use takes a toll on the planet and can create water scarcity which effects up to 2.8 billion people around the world at least one month out of the year. Explore ways you can reduce your water footprint in your home.

Dual flush toilets, turning off the tap while scrubbing dishes, and using a rain barrel to collect outdoor water are all great ways to reduce your water footprint. There are many simple changes you can make in your day to day life that can positively impact your water use and lessen the effects of water scarcity.

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