Found this Sankey diagram for UK energy flows in 2011 on reddit. Unit is TWh. Original source: ‘Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2012’.

While monochrome can be soothing for the eyes at times, this one definitely hurts my aesthetic sense: Too many shades of grey, arrows overlapping, pasted together from rectange it seems.

2 Responses to “Grey ist the new ugly: UK Energy 2011”

  1. Rajkumar Says:

    Dear Phineas

    I am Rajkumar Copyrights Coordinator. Working in Elsevier publishing company.

    Our author preparing book and he is willing to use the UK Electricity Flow Chart 2011(TWh)chart in his book. if you Could send me email id to I will send you the appropriate permission request.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.


  2. phineas Says:

    @Rajkumar: I am not the original author of this image. Please contact the author of the original source ‘Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2012’ for permission.