UK with New Renewable Energy Record

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Wind smashes 16 gigawatt threshold on Sunday

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New British renewable energy record as wind smashes 16 gigawatt threshold

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New British renewable energy record as wind smashes 16 gigawatt threshold

RenewableUK is highlighting a new renewable energy record set on Sunday, when wind generated more than 16 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in Britain for the first time, providing more than 40% of our power.

The record was set yesterday evening with wind generating up to 16.162GW  according to National Grid. Their data shows that overall on Sunday wind provided 43.7% of British electricity, more than double the amount that nuclear produced at 20.5%. Gas supplied 12.8%, biomass 7.9%, imports 7.4%, coal 3.1%, hydro 1.7%, solar 1.3%, storage 1.1% and other sources 0.5%. RenewableUK’s Director of Strategic Communications Luke Clark said “This new British clean energy record is a great early Christmas present, and shows just how important wind is in an... ... More: Official Press Release RenewableUK

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