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Building Performance Data
Innovate UK : Building Performance Evaluation project
  The Building Data Exchange is a platform which will unlock one of the largest unexplored data sets in the Built Environment. It contains data collected through the InnovateUK Building Performance Evaluation programme, which analysed how well real buildings performed - it looked at over 100 projects over a 4 year period 2010-2014. Performance data was collected during both early occupation (the first six months post construction and handover), and in use occupation for a period of two years. This resulted in a final report for each project. The Building Data Exchange, created by the Digital Catapult, makes this data open and accessible to the built environment community, digital innovators, designers and entrepreneurs.
 
NEED - anonymous public sample
Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)
  Anonymous public data sample (49,815 records) representative of the national NEED dataset (over 27 million records) of energy use and energy efficiency in domestic and non-domestic buildings in Great Britain. The data framework matches gas and electricity consumption data collected for DECC sub-national energy consumption statistics and records of energy efficiency measures from HEED. It also includes typographic data about dwellings and households obtained from a variety of sources.
 
NEED-Framework, 2014 - anonymous registered users' sample
Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)
  Large anonymised sample of 4 million records from the national NEED dataset of energy use and energy efficiency in domestic and non-domestic buildings in Great Britain. The data framework matches gas and electricity consumption data collected for DECC sub-national energy consumption statistics and records of energy efficiency measures from HEED. It also includes typographic data about dwellings and households obtained from a variety of sources.
 
National Energy Efficiency Database (NEED)
Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)
  A national dataset of energy use and energy efficiency in domestic and non-domestic buildings in Great Britain. The data framework matches gas and electricity consumption data collected for DECC sub-national energy consumption statistics and records of energy efficiency measures from HEED. It also includes typographic data about dwellings and households obtained from a variety of sources.
 
Northern Ireland Housing Statistics
Department for Social Development, Northern Ireland
  Quarterly bulletin and annual compendium of housing statistics and the ongoing review of data including housing publications and the changes proposed.
 
One-Minute Resolution Domestic Electricity Use Data (2008-2009)
I. Richardson and M. Thomson, Loughborough University
  Electricity data measured at one-minute resolution in 22 dwellings over two complete years (2008 and 2009). Each dwelling was fitted with a single meter covering electricity use of the whole dwelling, however, the one-minute resolution allows the switching of individual domestic appliances to be observed. The meters conform to BS EN 62053-21:2003 and measure true active power (taking proper account of the voltage). The study also includes the results of a dwelling characteristics survey which was completed for each dwelling detailing its characteristics and the types of appliances and lighting installed.
 
Retrofit for the Future - metered data (40 homes)
Technology Strategy Board (TSB)
  Selection of individual gas and electricity meter data (measured every 5 minutes) from Retrofit for the Future trials. The Retrofit for the Future competition was run by the UK's Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to catalyse the retrofit of over 100 homes across the UK, with the ambition of achieving an 80% reduction in the in-use CO2 emissions of each property.
 
Rural Fuel Poverty Maps
Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
  Three of the main factors that influence the extent and nature of rural fuel poverty, visualized as maps by regions. There are four topics:
  • Warm Front Grants (take-up of Warm Front grants for the EAGA phase 1 regions, 2000 to 2003;
  • Gas Connection (proportion of postcodes connected to themain gas network by region in 2003;
  • Solid-walled Housing (proportion of solid-walled propertiesby region);
  • Incidence of fuel poverty (CSE fuel poverty indicatorwebsite)

 
Scottish Housing Conditions Survey (SHCS)
Scottish Government
  The Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) combines both an interview with occupants and a physical inspection of dwellings to build up a picture of Scotland’s occupied housing stock. The Scottish Housing Condition Survey data has been used by the team at Scottish Government to derive residential sector emission estimates back to 1990. Data includes: age and type of dwelling; access to the gas grid and fuel use; energy efficiency; fuel poverty; rates of disrepair; compliance with the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.
 
Statistics at DCLG
Department for Communities and Local Government
  DCLG collects and publishes official statistics relating to deprivation, housing and homelessness, local government finance, planning performance and land use.
 
Survey of English Housing (SEH)
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
  The Survey of English Housing (SEH) was a continuous annual survey series, which began in 1993 and covered a sample of 20,000 responding households each year. The survey provided key housing data on tenure, owner occupation and the social rented sector, and regular information about the private rented sector. It was a multi-purpose housing survey which provided a comprehensive range of basic information on households and their housing and full information on the private rented sector. The SEH was subsumed into the English Housing Survey (EHS) in 2008.
 
Welsh Housing Statistics
Llywodraeth Cymraig (Welsh Government)
  Statistics & Research is the major independent source for current and historical releases of official statistics and social and economic research on Wales. Topics include Housing and Regeneration, and Population and Migration.
 

Carbon Capture and Storage

CO2 Stored Database
Energy Technologies Institute (ETI)
  CO2 Stored provides access to overview data for over 500 potential CO2 storage sites around offshore UK. Users of the database have access to information for over 500 potential UK CO2 storage units collated as part of the UKSAP project and updated, validated and built on as part of The Crown Estate and BGSs ongoing development. The database includes derived data for each storage unit including: location, storage unit type, lithology, water depths, porosity, permeability, formation thickness, formation depth, pressures, and salinity.
 
UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) Data and Information Archive
Various sources including EPSRC and DECC
  The UKCCSRC Data and Information Archive holds data and other outputs generated by UKCCSRC and EPSRC-funded projects and other UK CCS projects for the long-term. It aims to provide a national focal point for CCS research and development in order to bring together the user community and academics to analyse problems, devise and carry out world-leading research, and share delivery.
 

Electricity, Coal, Oil and Natural Gas

Balancing Mechanism Reporting System (BMRS)
ELEXON Ltd
  The BMRS website provides near real time and historic data about the Balancing Mechanism which is used by the National Grid (System Operator) as a means of balancing power flows on to and off the electricity Transmission System in Great Britain.
 
DECC Coal Statistics
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  DECC annual, quarterly and monthly coal statistics available to download. This page collects together all the DECC data sources that focus on coal, including historical coal statistics (1853-2012, decadal from 1853, annual from 1913)
 
DECC Electricity Statistics
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  Annual, quarterly and monthly electricity statistics available to download. This page brings together all the DECC data sources that focus on electricity including historic data (1920-2012) and imports, exports and transfers of electricity
 
DECC Gas Statistics
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  Annual, quarterly and monthly gas statistics available to download. This page brings together all the DECC data sources that focus on gas including historic gas production, consumption, and fuel input (1920-2012) and information about European gas flows
 
DECC Oil Statistics
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  Annual, quarterly and monthly oil statistics available to download. This page brings together all the DECC data sources that focus on oil including changes to oil demand data,and crude oil and petroleum production, imports and exports. Includes historical data from 1890 onwards.
 
Elexon Portal
ELEXON Ltd
  ELEXON Ltd is the Balancing and Settlement Code Company (BSCCo) defined and created by the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC and also known as the Code). ELEXON Ltd procures, manages and operates services and systems, which enable imbalance settlement of the wholesale electricity market and retail competition in electricity supply. The Portal gives access to the archives of historic SSP, SBP and NIV data which are updated automatically every day, and historical BMRS data via the BMRA Data Archive on this site (formerly TIBCO Relay Service).
 
Gas Consumption Data at Regional and Local Authority Level 2005 - 2007
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  Estimates of gas consumption at regional (NUTS1) and local authority levels (NUTS4) using base data at meter point level from the re-structured gas distribution network. Data before 2005 was collected by the National Grid
 
Gas Demand Data by Postcode for 2001 to 2004
National Grid
  Gas demand data by postcode sector and Local Distribution Zone that will enable the calculation of energy demand, emissions and Quality of Life indicators by any postcode specified area.
 
National Grid Electricity Ten Year Statement
National Grid
  A forecast of electricity use in the UK in the next ten years, with different scenarios base on different assumptions about demand, supply and European interconnection.
 
National Grid Electricity Transmission Operational Data
National Grid
  National Grid metered half hourly electricity demands including pump storage demand and generation. Data Explorer shows data relating to the commercial operation of the electricity transmission system. This data includes cost and volume forecasts and outcomes relating to balancing services, BSUoS, reserve, response and BSIS information.
 
National Grid Gas Ten Year Statement
National Grid
  A forecast of gas use in the UK in the next ten years, with different scenarios based on different assumptions about supply, demand, legislative change and asset health.
 
Northern Ireland Electricity Transmission
SONI Ltd
  SONI Ltd provide a suite of interactive tools for real-time monitoring of main elements that make up Northern Irelands Electricity Transmission System. Much of the data is near-live, updated every 15 minutes. Factors that can be inspected include wind generation, system demand, interconnection and CO2 emissions. Data can also be downloaded in one year tranches.
 
Ofgem Statistics (Electricity and Gas)
Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets)
  Ofgem is the regulator for Britain’ s gas and electricity industries. The website has a range of datasets available for download, including Feed in Tariff Quarterly Statistcs, Sustainable Development Indicators and Wholesale energy market indicators for gas and electricity in Great Britain. These are available via the Publications Library, which has a filter for data and statistics.
 
Regional and local authority electricity consumption statistics: 2005 to 2014
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  DECC has collected and compiled estimates of electricity consumption at regional (NUTS1) and local authority levels (LAU1 - formally NUTS 4) using aggregated Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) readings throughout Great Britain as part of DECC s annual meter point electricity data exercise.
 
Regional and local authority gas consumption statistics: 2005 to 2014
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  DECC has collected and compiled estimates of gas consumption at regional (NUTS1) and local authority levels (LAU1 - formally NUTS 4) using data at meter-point level from the re-structured gas distribution network.
 

Energy Scenarios

DECC Energy and Emissions Projections
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  Annual energy projections, analyzing and projecting future energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to assist in monitoring progress towards meeting carbon budgets for the UK and to inform energy policy and associated analytical work across government departments. The projections are based on assumptions of future economic growth, fossil fuel prices, electricity generation costs, UK population and other key variables regularly updated. They also give an indication of the impact of the uncertainty around some of these input assumptions.
 
Options for a Low Carbon Future
Department for Trade and Industry (DTI), now BIS
  Summary of analyses of options for a low carbon economy (includes MARKAL model results by Future Energy Solutions). This report contains the results of a study, undertaken on behalf of DTI, DEFRA and the PIU, to develop a range ofbottom-up estimates of carbon dioxide emissions from the UK energy sector up to 2050, and to identify the technical possibilities and costs for the abatement of these emissions. Three levels of abatement by 2050 have been considered: a 60% reduction relative to emissions in 2000 - approximating to the level considered by the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP 2000) - plus 45% and 70% reductions relative to 2000 levels.
 
Options for a Low Carbon Future: Review of Modelling Activities and an Update
Department for Trade and Industry (DTI), now BIS
  This report summarises the modelling work undertaken for the 2003 Energy White Paper using the MARKAL energy model. It describes the scenarios andsensitivities used in the modelling work. It concludes that there is a variety of carbon abatement options across the energy supply sector, in improving energy efficiency and across the transport sector. Total abatement costs are uncertain and vary considerably by scenario andsensitivity but are unlikely to have a significant impact on GDP growth.Innovation and technical progress are key elements in reducing the costs ofcarbon abatement. The report compares the costs from the MARKAL model with those from a range of other models. Most of the studies suggest GDP losses of under 3% in 2050. It looks at the different types of economic models used to analyse abatement costs and the reasons why they might produce varying cost estimates
 

Environment, Economics, Social

British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC)
Various sources
  The British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) is the Natural Environment Research Councils (NERC) Designated Data Centre for the Atmospheric Sciences. The role of the BADC is to assist UK atmospheric researchers to locate, access and interpret atmospheric data and to ensure the long-term integrity of atmospheric data produced by NERC projects.
 
British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
Various sources
  The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is a national facility for looking after and distributing data concerning the marine environment - biological, chemical, physical and geophysical data. The databases contain measurements of nearly 22,000 different variables.
 
Census Support
Three Census Agencies
  The population censuses are a vital resource for social scientific research and policy development, providing a snapshot of demographic and social life in the UK. They are collected by three census agencies. Census support gives access to:
  • 2011 Census - aggregate data, boundary data, flow data and microdata
  • 2001 Census - aggregate data, boundary data, flow data andmicrodata
  • 1991 Census - aggregate data, boundary data, flow data and microdata
  • 1981 Census - aggregate data, boundary data and flow data
  • 1971 Census - aggregate data, boundary data

 
Met Office Hadley Centre observations datasets
Met Office Hadley Centre
  Researchers at the Met Office Hadley Centre produce and maintain arange of gridded downloadable datasets of meteorological variables foruse in climate monitoring and climate modelling. This site providesaccess to these datasets for bona fide scientific research and personalusage only. Datasets available include global sea ice and sea surfacetemperature, global subsurface temperatures, daily gridded sea levelpressure and land temperatures.
 
Statistics at Defra
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  National and official statistics relating to the environment, rural communities, food and farming. Environment statistics including air quality and emissions statistics, environmental protection expenditure survey, sustainable development indicators,digest of waste and resources statistics; Food statistics including food transport indicators; and Land management and environmental issues.
 
UK NAEI - National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory
Ricardo-AEA in collaboration with Aether, CEH, AMEC and SKM Enviros
  The NAEI provides historic and projected emission estimates of a range of air quality pollutants and GHGs from all man-made emission sources in the UK, from 1970 to thepresent day, across a wide range of sectors including energy, industry, transport, waste, land-use change and agriculture. For each pollutant, the NAEI provides a complete picture of emissions from sources. This enables tracking of trends over time to provideinsight into GHG emissions, transboundary air pollution (acidification, eutrophication, ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter (PM)) and local airquality, and their effects on health. The NAEI includes emissions estimates of the following groups of pollutants: GHGs - carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4),nitrous oxide (N2O) and fluorinated hydrocarbons (the so-called ‘F-gases’); acidification and eutrophication pollutants and precursors to transboundary air pollution- sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx),ammonia (NH3), non-methane volatile organiccompounds (NMVOC) and carbon monoxide (CO); priority local air quality pollutants - PM (PM 10, PM 2.5 and PM 0.1), benzene, 1-3 butadiene and black carbon.
 
UKEOF Environmental Observation Catalogue
UK Environmental Observation Framework (UKEOF)
  The UKEOF Catalogue provides access to information about environmental observations. It contains over 2200 metadata records of environmental observation activities undertaken and funded by public and third sector organisations. However, many of these records describe programs or activities, rather than actual datasets; to find dataset metadata, use the Advanced Search and select “Data Series” as “Purpose of Collection”. In 2016, there were 190 actual dataset metadata records in the catalogue. Data cannot be downloaded from this site - contact information is provided for the holding organisation.
 

General Energy Statistics

CSE DIMPSA UK energy consumption by household income
Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
  UK household energy consumption (quantiles) aggregated by household income (quantiles) developed by Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) for the Distributional Impacts Model for Policy Scenario Analysis (DIMPSA), now used under license by the Department of Energy and Climate Change for assessment of the distributional impacts of Government policy.
 
CSE Display Energy Certificates (CSE-DEC)
Local Authorities
  The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) published the full Display Energy Certificate (DEC) Register for all public buildings in England and Wales in March 2011, following a successful Freedom of Information (FoI) request to DCLG. The data includes energy use, floor area, emissions and efficiency ratings for 40,000 public buildings of over 1,000 m2 floor area in England and Wales. The dataset contains data from 2008 (the first year of the register), 2009, and 2010.
 
CSE Fuel Poverty
Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
  The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) published projections for fuel poverty in 2012, with separate breakdowns for years: 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The data is aggregated by Government office region; dwelling type; dwelling age; method of payment for electricity; SAP rating; rurality (morphology); household composition; employment status (primary) of household reference person (HRP); tenure; sex of HRP; ethnic origin of HRP; benefits recipient.
 
CSE Heating and housing census data (at smallest output area level - LSOA)
Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) using data from the Office for National Statistics
  The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has downloaded and compiled selected data relevant to housing and energy use at the lowest available geographical area level from the UK Office for National Statistics 2011 census summary data. Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) typically contain 70 to 150 households and so cover a relatively small geographical area.
 
Customer Led Network Revolution (CLNR)
Customer Led Network Revolution (CLNR) project team led by Northern Powergrid and Durham University
  The Customer-Led Network Revolution project assessed the potential of novel smart grid network technologies, new commercial arrangements and customer flexibility solutions to find cost-effective ways to prepare UK electricity networks for the future. Datasets include Enhanced profiling of domestic customers electric hot water immersion heating & storage heating; Real-Time Thermal Rating for Extra High Voltage Underground Cables; Enhanced Automatic Voltage Control for Low Voltage Network Regulator; and many more
 
DECC Energy Consumption in the United Kingdom (ECUK)
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  Energy Consumption in the United Kingdom (ECUK) is an annual statistical publication that provides a comprehensive review of energy consumption and changes in efficiency, intensity and output since the 1970s, with particular focus on trends since 2000. ECUK is split into five chapters: (1) Overall energy consumption in the UK; (2) Transport sector energy consumption; (3) Domestic sector energy consumption; (4) Industrial sector energy consumption; (5)Services sector energy consumption. Each chapter contains an Excel workbook and a factsheet summarising key trends and information within that sector.
 
DECC Energy Trends
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  Energy trends is a quarterly bulletin containing statistics on all major aspects of energy in the UK.
 
DECC Quarterly Energy Prices
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  “Quarterly Energy Prices” is a quarterly bulletin covering energy prices, to domestic and industrial consumers, for all the major fuels, as well as comparisons of fuel prices in the EU and G7 countries.
 
David MacKays Map of the World
Prof David J.C. MacKay
  A set of maps, graphs and other figures showing countries power consumptions, population densities, and areas, and comparing power consumptions per unit area with the power production per unit area of various renewables.
 
Decarbonising the UK
Tyndall Centre
  2015 energy and emissions projections: projections of greenhouse gas emissions and energy demand from 2015 to 2035. The Decarbonising the UK scenarios were the first to fully integrate the energy system and include carbon dioxide emissions from air, sea and land transport. The scenarios integrate the perspectives of energy analysts, engineers, economists and social and environmental scientists to provide a whole system understanding of how the UK Government can achieve a true 60% carbon dioxide reduction target by 2050.
 
Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES)
Department of Energy & Climate Change
  DUKES is an extensive collections of tables, charts and commentary with separate sections on coal, petroleum, gas, electricity, renewables and combined heat and power, providing a comprehensive picture of energy production and use over the last five years, with key series taken back to 1970. 2013 to date are online here, while older data is available at the National Archive.
 
Energy Company Obligation data: low income and rural areas eligible for CSCO
Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)
  Data to help with targeting measures to households and stats about progress to date. The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) is an energy efficiency programme introduced into Great Britain at the beginning of 2013, which places legal obligations on the larger energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic energy users. ECO replaced two previous schemes, the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP). The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) published this list of over 4,800 Lower Super Output areas judged eligible for ECO funding in 2012, asserting that the original publication by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) in June 2012 was not in an easily accessible format.
 
English House Conditions Survey (EHCS)
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
  The English House Condition Survey (EHCS) was a national English survey which covered "all tenures and involved a physical inspection of property by professional surveyors". The EHCS was subsumed into the English Housing Survey (EHS) in 2008. Key data includes energy performance indicators, building demographics, and socio-demographics.
 
English Housing Survey (EHS)
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
  The English Housing Survey (EHS) began in 2008 as a continuous national survey collecting information about people's housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England. The EHS brought together two previous survey series - the English House Condition Survey (EHCS) and the Survey of English Housing (SEH) - into a single fieldwork operation. The EHS covers all housing tenures and provides valuable information and evidence to inform the development and monitoring of government housing policies.
 
English Housing Survey 2012: Fuel Poverty Dataset
Department of Energy and Climate Change
  The English Housing Survey, 2012: Fuel Poverty Dataset is derived from the 2012 EHS database created by the DCLG. This database is constructed from fieldwork carried out between April 2011 and March 2013. The midpoint of this period is April 2012, which can be considered as the reference date for the fuel poverty dataset. Guidance on use of EHS data provided by DCLG should also be applied to the fuel poverty dataset. The dataset is the outcome of analysis conducted to produce estimates of the number of households living in fuel poverty in England in 2012. Previously, a household was defined as being fuel poor if they spent more than 10% of their income on fuel.
 
Fuel poverty statistics
Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)
  Statistics relating to the demographics of fuel poverty in England, where fuel poverty is defined by the Low Income / High Costs balance, which considers a household to be in fuel poverty if: (i) the household has required fuel costs above average (national median level) and (ii) was the household to spend that amount it would be left with a residual income below the official poverty line.
 
Homes Energy Efficiency Database (HEED)
Energy Saving Trust (EST)
  HEED's primary purpose is to capture retrofit energy efficiency measures in the UK housing stock (over 15 million homes and 150 million data items). The largest volumes of data derive from government-mandated schemes (e.g. EEC, CERT) or industry bodies (e.g. FENSA, CIGA). Data are captured and stored at the address level with a date stamp. Operated by the Energy Saving Trust.
 
Household Electricity Survey (HES) - Sample
Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)
  The HES measured electricity consumption at an appliance level in 250 owner-occupied households across England from 2010 to 2011, the most detailed monitoring of electricity use ever carried out in the UK. Extensive analysis has been undertaken on appliance ownership, labels, actual efficiencies and potential for savings in different social groups. The study has also examined the scope for reducing peak electricity demand.
 
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) data with eligibility data for CESP
Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
  The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) combined census data on neighbourhood statistics with fuel poverty indicators to develop this database of Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in England as a tool for targeting the lowest income households eligible for assistance under the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) in 2009. The Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) was designed to target the lowest income households living in homes that need significant investment in energy saving measures and low carbon technologies
 
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Office for National Statistics
  ONS main responsibilities are collecting, analysing and disseminating statistics about the UKs economy, society and population. This resource contains a large number of detailed datasets covering subjects such as
  • The UKs national accounts (such as GDP, national income and expenditure)
  • the UK balance of payments
  • population, demography and migration statistics
  • government output and activity
  • business output and activity
  • prices statistics (such as consumer prices and producer prices)
  • the labour market (such as employment, unemployment and earnings)
  • vital events statistics (such as births, marriages and deaths)
  • social statistics (for example, about neighbourhoods and families)
  • economic, societal and personal well-being

 
Residual fuel consumption at regional and local authority level
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  DECC’ s local authority level residual fuel (ie non-gas, non-electricity, non-road transport) consumption statistics. This includes: the full dataset and a factsheet summarising the key points of the dataset. Also included on this page is a methodology document from our contractors Ricardo-AEA detailing the development and changes in the modeling used in creating this dataset.
 
Statistics at Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  DECC produce a wide range of official statistics including downloadable datasets, projections and trend information on a range of energy, environmental and social topics. Official Statistics are produced impartially and free from political influence.
 
Survey of regretted purchases
yougov
  Survey of the tendency to regret purchases across 20 product groups. Conducted by YouGov for the wholeSEM project, 19th-20th March 2015. 2,036 responses to an online survey. Results have been weighted and are representative of GB adults.
 
The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan plots how the UK will meet its targets on emissions reduction. Original (archived May 2010) - targetting 34% cut in emissions on 1990 levels by 2020, set out in the 2009 budget This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
 
United Nations Energy Statistics Database
United Nations Statistics Division
  The Energy Statistics Database provides statistics on production, trade, transformation and consumption (end-use) for solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels, electricity, and heat. The database contains data in their original units (e.g. metric tonnes, GWh) as well as calorific values to allow interfuel comparison in a common energy unit (terajoules). The most recent four years in the database are disseminated through the Energy Statistics Yearbook and the Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles. Downloadable views of the data from 1990 to 2012 are available free of charge on-line through the UNdata portal.
 

Renewable Energy Technologies

COWRIE (Collaborative Offshore Wind Research into the Environment)
The Crown Estate
  COWRIE was set up by The Crown Estate as an independent body to carry out research into the impact of offshore wind farm development on the environment and wildlife, evolving into a charity which has gained global recognition for its scientific and educational work.
 
DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program
US Department of Energy (DOE)
  The mission of the US Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program is to reduce petroleum use, greenhouse gas emissions, and air pollution and to contribute to a more diverse and efficient energy infrastructure by enabling the widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The Program Records area contains supporting data for DOE publications, described as Program-related, Analysis, Fuel cells, Production/delivery, Safety codes, and standards and Storage
 
EOLTECH Wind Energy Index (IREC)
EOLTECH
  Since 2011, Eoltech has published its wind energy index on 3 major regions of wind power development in France. Today, this indicator of regional wind resource is updated each month on 7 major regions, to allow operators and financial partners of projects to put their park production into the general perspective of the available wind resource.
 
JRC Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS)
EU Joint Research Centre Institute for Energy and Transport
  Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS) provides a map-based inventory of solar energy resource and assessment of the electricity generation from photovoltaic systems in Europe, Africa, and South-West Asia. It is a part of the SOLAREC action that contributes to the implementation of renewable energy in the European Union as a sustainable and long-term energy supply
 
MEDIN (Marine Environmental and Information Network)
Various data archives
  MEDIN is public-private alliance to provide a marine environmental data centre. Dataset metadata can be searched by keyword or interactive map using the data discovery portal, providing a federated search across other data repositories. Searches can also be done by themes via the reference layers. Data can also be lodged in MEDIN with standardised metadata
 
Marine Data Exchange
The Crown Estate
  The Marine Data Exchange provides access to survey data and reports collated during the planning, building and operating of offshore renewable energy projects. There are two divisions: Wind and Aggregates. Wind consists of raw, cleaned and modelled wind datasets from various meteorological masts, LiDAR systems and meteorological buoys around the UK. Aggregates includes Marine ALSF Regional Environmental Characterisation Surveys (RECs).
 
Meteonorm: Irradiation Data for Every Place on Earth
Meteonorm
  Global solar irradiation data. Over 30 irradiation, temperature and more climate parameters are available.Meteonorm contains worldwide weather data in over 35 data formats.The database is fed by 8325 weather stations worldwide as well as by five geostationary satellites with global coverage. Meteonorm delivers monthly, hourly and per minute values.
 
OES Ocean Energy in the World
Ocean Energy Systems Energy Technology Initiative (OES)
  GIS map of all known wave and tidal energy installations in the world. Annual detailed reports per country are also available for the 23 member countries. The Ocean Energy Systems Implementing Agreement (OES) is an intergovernmental collaboration between countries, operating under the framework of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
 
Phyllis2: Database for biomass and waste
ECN Biomass & Energy Efficiency (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands)
  Phyllis is a database containing information on the composition of biomass and waste. From Phyllis you can obtain analysis data of individual biomass or waste materials or average values for a group of materials.
 
Renewable energy planning database (REPD) monthly extract
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  The Renewable Energy Planning Database (REPD) is updated and published every month. It provides DECC with robust data that is used to track renewable electricity projects as they move through the planning system. The REPD shows projects that have applied for planning permission in the previous month or earlier for projects with a capacity greater than, or equal to, 1MW. It reflects the latest position known to DECC. The first tab of the Excel spreadsheet sets out the definitions, and the second tab is the database. Some sites may appear more than once, such as where applications have been re-submitted or a separate application for an extension has been made. Historical data back to October 2014 is available on application to DECC.
 
Renewables.ninja
Stefan Pfenninger of ETH Zürich and Iain Staffell of Imperial College, London.
  Renewables.ninja allows you to run simulations of the hourly power output from wind and solar power plants located anywhere in the world. We have built this tool to help make scientific-quality weather and energy data available to a wider community. See https://www.renewables.ninja/about for further details.
 
The Wind Power
The Wind Power
  The Wind Power is a set of databases covering wind farms, turbines, manufacturers, developers, operators and owners worldwide, with market information. Downloads are available for each database, plus photographs and maps, and analysis of the wind power market. There is an interactive map.
 
UK Wind Energy Database (UKWED)
RenewableUK
  The Wind Energy Database (UKWED) contains data about operational onshore and offshore wind projects. As well as headline figures, the list of projects can be searched or browsed, with projects shown as a list or on a dynamic map. UKWED only holds information on projects of 100kW and larger. Statistics on micro, small and medium wind turbines are published annually in the Small and Medium Wind UK Market Report
 
Wave & Tidal Knowledge Network
Various sources
  The Knowledge Network is a web-based system which facilitates data exchange in the emerging wave and tidal energy industry.
 

Transport

Civil Aviation Authority Environmental Data and Analyses
Civil Aviation Authority
  The Civil Aviation Authority’s environmental section contains information on
  • CO2 emissions by different airlines
  • CO2 emissions at major UK airports
  • Noise levels at different UK airports
  • Air quality around different UK airports
  • Review of noise and NOx on landing charges
There are links to other information on the environmental impact of aviation and information relating to different areas of aviation.
 
Department for Transport Statistics
Department for Transport
  Large collection of statistics on many transport-related subjects, many of which are updated on a monthly basis. This includes the Transport Statistics for Great Britain; in many cases statistics publications during the year provide the first release of data and these are consolidated into the TSGB tables. TSGB is a snapshot of the latest data available at the time of publication. It is published annually
 
National Rail Trends (NRT) Portal
Office of Rail and Road (ORR)
  The National Rail Trends (NRT) Portal provides access to up-to-date statistics held by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Data and information about the railway industry is published as part of government commitment to transparency, and to improve railway performance. Data comes from a variety of sources. Datasets include Million Gross Tonne Miles by freight operators, Passenger journeys by sector, Impact on Road Haulage, and many more.
 
Road transport energy consumption at regional and local authority level
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  Consumption statistics for fuels used in road transport at regional and local levels are available below. In March 2008, this dataset gained National Statistics status. This applies to all data from 2005 onwards. Please note that the 2002, 2003 and 2004 datasets are still classed as experimental statistics.
 
Sub-National Road Transport Fuel Consumption Data
Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)
  The dataset is based on the results of the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) and Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHGI) study This dataset provides road transport consumption by five vehicle types(buses, cars, motorcycles, heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and light goods vehicle (LGV) and by two fuel types (petrol and diesel) for the United Kingdom, and regional /devolved administration areas by three road types (motorways, A roads and minor roads).
 
Weekly road fuel prices
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  DECC publishes weekly prices for road fuels. The weekly road fuel prices table reports on the cost of unleaded petrol (ULSP) and unleaded diesel (ULSD). The table is updated every Tuesday at 0930.