Re: "David JC MacKay", "Sustainable Energy"
but why do bills keep going up?
What % of our electricity production is from renewables and what is fossil?
A handy app on my phone tells me that, right now, it is 31% for natural gas, and 1.5% for coal. Conversely, it is 13.3% for nuclear, 9.7% solar, 6.7% wind and 8.4% biomass (whatever that is).
There are various others including 5.1% France so that's mostly nuclear as well.
Sometimes it is a lot more natural gas and I have no idea why we are using any coal nowadays!
At times, more than half of our generation is fossil-based. That is the one where prices go up. If we tripled our wind generation, we could sometimes be like the Northern isles that generate more KWh from wind than they actually use and the prices would be less prone to going up based on the craziness of some old KGB guy!