SATELLITES FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR

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WeatherWeather satellites use instruments called radiometers that scan the Earth at multiple wavelengths to form images. The data is then relayed to weather forecast centres around the world.
Containership Satellites can monitor the location of goods on land and sea.
Construction Satellites ensure that workers are constantly connected, so everyone knows where they are at any one time.
Rock Optical satellites can detect different types of surface rocks, helping geologists and archaeologist identify changes in rock composition.
Energy CablesGNSS satellites can identify exactly where energy cables are, to enable quick and easy repairs.
SolarpanelsSatellites help to make more informed decisions about placement of solar panels, and help evaluate new energy reserves.
OilRadar satellites can discover oil leaks by detecting changes in the sea roughness. Satellites can also see the oil using high resolution data.
Energy

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THERE ARE TEN MILLION KILOMETERS OF POWER LINES ACROSS EUROPE

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 x14 NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS
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 x6680 WIND TURBINES
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 x55 HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATIONS

363 TWh

TOTAL ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION

UK ONLY PRODUCES 75% OF OUR OWN ELECTRICITY

GAS 45%
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COAL 28%
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NUCLEAR 18%
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RENEWABLES 7%
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IMPORTS 1%
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OTHER 1%
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150
YEARS
COAL REMAINING

28
YEARS
OIL REMAINING
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