Different Methods for Generating Electricity

We are all used to just having electricity available in our homes, and at the flick of a switch, we have power coursing through the house.  But have you ever thought about where this energy comes from?  Here’s a handy guide to where our electricity is created!

Firstly, here in the UK we use a number of different sources for our energy production. There are 4 main areas our electricity comes from.

Fossil Fuels:  These are where most of our electricity comes from.  Burning fossil fuels like natural gas, coal and some oil generates electricity in power stations.  The amount generated by the powerstations changes every year, with some power stations switching fuels depening on the cost of fuel.