What percentage will coal make up in the UK in 2026?

Grade level: 4th – 5th grades

Skills: Circle graphs

Related environmental issues:  Energy

The United Kingdom has been trying to stop using coal for electricity generation to  reduce the use of fossil fuels and protect the environment by 2025.  The United Kingdom recently accomplished to generate electricity without burning coal for 55 hours.

The circle graph below shows what energy sources the United Kingdom used to generate electricity in 2015.

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  1. What energy source did the United Kingdom use the most to generate electricity in 2015?

The circle graph below shows  what energy sources the United Kingdom plans to use to generate electricity in 2026.

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2. What percentage does coal make up?

3. What energy source will the United Kingdom use the most to generate electricity in 2026?

 

 

Sources: Bloomberg, April 19, 2018. The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History

Government of the UK (2016). Updated energy and emissions projections: 2015: Annex J: total electricity generation by source

 

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Answer keys

  1. Coal
  2. 0%
  3. Renewable energy