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PremierLeague-News.Com - At their peak on Monday, zero-carbon sources made up 80 per cent of the UK's energy mix
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The British electricity grid was the greenest it has ever been on Easter Monday, with 80 per cent of energy coming from zero-carbon energy sources at their peak.Low demand driven by the Easter holiday, coupled with sunny and blustery conditions, helped renewable energy sources dominate the energy mix over the weekend.At 1pm on Monday, wind power made up 39 per cent of the electricity mix, solar power 21 per cent, and nuclear 16 per cent – meaning zero carbon power sources made up almost 80 per cent of the nation’s power.Green Shoots: i's Guide to Helping the Planet in your Everyday LifeEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Just 10 per cent of power was coming from gas plants, with the remainder coming from other sources such as imports and biomass. There was no coal generation on the grid at all on Monday. Read More UK is phasing out coal faster than any other G20 nation, analysis shows The effectiveness of green energy sources helped reduce levels of carbon dioxide produced per unit of electricity consumed to just 39 grams – the lowest ever recorded, according to the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO).The last year has seen a plethora of records for green energy in the UK.In addition to the longest ever run without coal as part of the country’s energy mix between April 10 and June 16 last year, the UK shattered its records for the highest ever levels of wind and solar generation.
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.6 per cent of the electricity mix in 2020, compared with almost 25 per cent five years ago.Fintan Slye, director at National Grid ESO, said: “This latest record is another example of how the grid continues to transform at an astonishing rate as we move away from fossil fuel generation and harness the growth of renewable power sources.“It’s an exciting time, and the progress we’re seeing with these records underlines the significant strides we’re taking towards our ambition of being able to operate the system carbon free by 2025.”Kate Blagojevic, head of climate at Greenpeace UK, hailed the UK’s continued progress on taking fossil fuels out of the energy mix, saying it showed Britain’s work on clean technologies such as offshore wind was paying off.“But this is no time for the UK Government to rest on its laurels,” she warned.“Carbon emissions from our homes, farms and roads remain stubbornly high, and only a major Government intervention can unblock the impasse.“As the Glasgow climate summit looms closer, ministers really need to up their game on tackling UK carbon emissions right across the board.”Additional reporting by Press Association
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