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Wind generation hits record high in UK

Words by Abi Scaife

The UK has hit a record high in wind generation.

Amazing! But... what does that mean?

Basically, it means that on 30th December 2022, the UK generated the most power it has ever generated from wind, coming in at 20,918MW.

Plus, the energy created through zero-carbon sources hit 87.2% of the country’s electricity mix.

However, on January 4th 2023, zero-carbon generation beat that record - getting to 87.6%. A week later, wind generation hit 21,620MW - smashing the previous record.

Why is this so great?

All this goes to show that the UK as a country is moving away from fossil fuels and towards zero-carbon energy sources - which is amazing for the planet. Good stuff.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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