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Where does our electricity come from?

Have you ever thought about where the electricity we use every day comes from?

Use the gallery above to learn about the different sources of electricity in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the European Union, and how much comes from which source.

The sources are:

Renewables, including wind, solar, hydro and geothermal power.

Nuclear power

Coal power

Gas power


and Other sources - which includes electricity from incinerators

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Geography | Ages 14-16

Climate and Energy

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