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Weaning off Fossil Fuels

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The reason we want electric cars is all reducing the amount of fossil fuels we use. But cars and transport are only a small fraction of our total energy use 

As an individual you currently use about 20kWh of electricity each day 

As an individual you currently use about 100 kWh energy in total each day 

The forecast is that you will use about 140kWh energy each day in the future

So for every person in the UK we need to plan to be able to generate 140kWh electricity. 

* Image courtesy of National Grid