Stat of the week

Windfarms across the UK generated more electricity in 2016 than coal power plants for the first time ever, according to an analyst’s estimates. Three major coal power plants closed in 2016, causing coal electricity generation to plummet to 9.2%, down from 22.6% in 2015. Wind power provided 11.5% of generation in 2016, slightly down from 12% in 2015. Renewables also made up almost nine-tenths of new power capacity added to Europe’s electricity grids recently.

(The Guardian).

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