Dec 28, 2017
UK enjoyed 'greenest year for electricity ever' in 2017
The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation's electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal. In June, for the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power generated more UK power than gas and coal combined. Britain has halved carbon emissions in the electricity sector since 2012 to provide the fourth cleanest power system in Europe and seventh worldwide. Separate findings from power research group MyGridGB show that renewable energy sources provided more power than coal for 90% of 2017, figures up to 12 December show. British wind farms produced more electricity than coal plants on more than 75% of days this year.
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