United Kingdom: Energy Resources

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United Kingdom
Population 64,716,000
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 9.35 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code GB
3-letter ISO code GBR
Numeric ISO code 826
UN Region[1] Northern Europe
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Energy Maps 2 view
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Programs 5 view
Energy Organizations 403 view
Research Institutions 6 view
CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, it includes the island of Great Britain (the name of which is also loosely applied to the whole country), the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another state—the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to its east, the English Channel to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-southwest. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 93,800 square miles (243,000 km2), the UK is the 80

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 146,935 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 13 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 391,017,509 MWh/year 95 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves 251.33 Million Short Tons 44 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 292,000,000,000 Cubic Meters (cu m) 40 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 3,084,000,000 Barrels (bbl) 31 2010 CIA World Factbook

Energy Maps featuring United Kingdom

United Kingdom global irradiation and solar electricity potential (horizontally-mounted photovoltaic modules) United Kingdom global irradiation and solar electricity potential (optimally-inclined photovoltaic modules)

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  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

The United Kingdom is a country in Europe.
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