While it’s nice to see them try an infographic, the point is to make the facts clearer rather than pack everything densely together. So I opened the trusty Skitch, removed the clutter and arrived at this:
Personally I quite like the key statistics of 77% of our electricity is renewable and equivalent to 43% of our oil demand is produced domestically. These are numbers that hold our economy in good standing today and looking forward.
I also like this chart below a lot – it shows that while the economy and population have grown we have managed to control our use of electricity, getting more GDP output per unit of power. It’s called energy intensity, and the movement towards electric cars, public transport, and well insulated buildings will keep things under control in the future.
The ultimate prize is a 100% renewable sources for all energy, including for transport. That’s a very big ask, but we are right up there at number 2 in the world behind Iceland, who invested heavily in geothermal. Meanwhile the future for electricity companies is in transport, and the smart ones will not just plan for that with generating capacity, but plan for the distribution as well.