Sources of Energy Data

Publicly available datasets for use in energy research and teaching.

Recommended Resource | The Full List


Recommended Resource

UK Energy Datatsets Spreadsheet

Catapult Energy ( has kindly made available a comprehensive spreadsheet detailing most publicly available datasets that may have value for UK energy research. This document includes links to all listed datasets, detailed descriptions of the forms of data they cover, their date ranges, geographical coverage, ownership details, and availability status. A great starting point for identifying and accessing relevant quantitative data.


The Full List

Statistical Review of World Energy

British Petroleum

Provides extensive historical data and analysis of global energy consumption, production and CO2 emissions, broken-down by different energy sources.

World Energy Outlook

International Energy Agency

Analysis of past and projected trends in global energy demand and supply.

Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES)

UK Government

Provides comprehensive energy information for the UK, including energy production and use over the last 5 years, with key series taken back to 1970, and separate sections on coal, petroleum, gas, electricity, renewables and combined heat and power. Presented using tables, charts and commentary.

Global Energy Assessment

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Extensive analysis of global energy demand and supply trends, challenges and technological options, and future scenarios.

International Energy Outlook

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Analysis of projected trends in global energy demand and supply.

The United Kingdom Time Use Survey

UK Data Service

Dataset providing information on when, where and for how long UK individuals participate in a range of activities, including those which involve the consumption of energy.

International Time Use Survey Data

Centre for Time Use Research

Datasets providing information on when, where and for how long individuals from different countries participate in a range of activities, including those which involve the consumption of energy.


Smart Energy Research Lab

Currently in development – a research portal for high-quality, high-resolution energy data that will provide a reliable evidence base for intervention, observational and longitudinal studies across the socio-technical spectrum.

National Energy Efficiency Data Framework (NEED)

UK Government

A national dataset of energy use and energy efficiency in domestic and non-domestic buildings in England and Wales.

2050 Pathways Calculator

UK Government

A calculator web application that uses the latest available data to explore decarbonisation pathways beyond 2050.

London Flexibility Map


A GIS that draws upon multiple datasets to map key areas of opportunity for focussing London’s flexibility efforts. Includes a postcode search tool which enables you to explore the flexibility potential for your sites.


Dr Andrew Crossland

Provides current electricity dashboard data, including current and historical data tracking UK carbon emissions and coal use in electricity generation, as well as GIS maps of UK renewable generation sites, and GIS maps of waste heat in the UK.

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