Invisible Energy: Hidden benefits of the demand side explores what the unseen world of local, demand side energy has delivered over the last 30 years, and what more it could deliver by 2020.
While UK GDP has more than doubled since 1980, primary energy demand in the industrial, commercial and public sectors has stayed flat or fallen. Put simply, we are doing a lot more with a lot less.
Invisible Energy illustrates how much more energy we would be using if our energy intensity stayed the same as it was in 1980.
This narrative is meant to be read alongside the Invisible Energy pyramid report, exploring the document's content in more detail. This document goes through each of the three sections – cost, security of supply and carbon emissions – explaining the data and graphics in each one.