Are we saving energy in the UK?

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Are we saving energy in the UK? We generate a single number that updates daily to answer the question.

On 31 October 2010, the answer was NO - the UK used 3.4% more electricity over the last 7 days compared to the previous year. This updates daily, via a script hosted at ScraperWiki, using data from the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System (BMRS).

Are we saving energy in the UK? was made by countculture and delineator at #rscarbon.

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About the data used for this project

We use historic Initial Demand Out-turn data from the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System (BMRS).

Their licence is not open data friendly:

All Intellectual Property Rights in the data and information on this BMRA Website ("data") are owned pursuant to and in accordance with the terms of the Balancing and Settlement Code ("BSC"). The data shall not be used or reproduced except with the prior written consent of the owner of such data. For the avoidance of doubt, all Intellectual Property Rights in all data shall be the property of and vest in ELEXON Limited and shall not be used or reproduced except with the prior written consent of ELEXON Limited.

Project URL:

http://arewesavingenergy.govtrace.com/

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Rewired State: Carbon and Energy Hack Weekend

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