Expertise for the Future: Histories of predicting environmental change
Session at European Society for Environmental History, Türku University 29 June 2011
Energy consumption in England and Wales, 1560-2000
This section provides updated series on historical energy consumption between 1560 and 2006. An earlier version of these series was published in Warde, Paul, Energy consumption in England and Wales, 1560-2000, CNR, (2007).
To download the time series, click here.
You can also view figures drawing on the data.
Notes explaining the methodology and conversion used to produce historical energy time series will be added to the site in the near future.
Please do not cite without permission. For all queries, contact Paul Warde:
The figures below show trends for GDP, factor inputs and energy consumption in the economy of England and Wales since 1760. Click each figure for a larger version.
Energy: Index of consumption measured in PJ. See Warde, Paul, Energy consumption in England and Wales, 1560-2000, CNR, (2007); updates from the UK National Statistical Office. Capital: Index of capital stock from Feinstein, C.H., & Pollard, S., (eds), Studies in capital formation in the United Kingdom, 1760-1920 (1988); and after 1948 from UK National Statistical Office. Labour: Index of labour hours worked from Matthews, R.C.O., Feinstein, C.H., & Odling-Smee, J.C., British Economic Growth 1856-1973 (1982); and after 1971 from the UK National Statistical Office. GDP: Maddison, A., The World economy. Historical Statistics (2003); Crafts, N.F.R., British Economic Growth (1985).