The U.K. Has Seen Dropping Electricity Use, While The EU As A Whole Is Steady Or Rising

Countries across the world saw their electricity consumption drop during the Great Recession. But in the U.K., a decline in electricity use began before the recession - and continued after. That’s not typical for European countries in general. And the U.K.’s near neighbor, Ireland, isn’t following the same pattern.



Chart shows relative change since 2000 in a country’s gross consumption of electricity, measured in terawatt hours.