Where does our energy come from?

We provide a simple guide to help you understand where and how the UK gathers the energy we use

How many neanderthals does it take to change a light bulb? None: they didn’t have electricity. As jokes go, it’s appalling. As a prospect for daily existence, life without power is infinitely worse.

Today, UK homeowners expect flick-of-a-switch access to energy. It keeps our houses warm, our fridges cold and our lights illuminated. Yet where does our power come from? How does it reach us? And why is it becoming so expensive?

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