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Winds of change: gusts across Europe help set renewable power recordNuclear, wind and solar power in UK generate more electricity than gas and coal combined for first time ever. Guardian, Adam Vaughan, 8 June 2017

The windy weather across Europe in the past 24 hours may have been a curse for summer picnics, but it has set records for renewable power. In the UK, wind, nuclear and solar power were together generating more electricity than gas and coal combined at 1pm on Wednesday, for the first time ever.

Including hydropower and biomass burned at power stations such as Drax in North Yorkshire, renewables provided 50.7% of demand at lunchtime.

High wind speeds and the growing number of windfarms off the coasts of the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and other European countries have also set what are understood to be records……


June 10, 2017 - Posted by | ENERGY, UK

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