Wind generated a record amount of electricity in 2022

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    Rannard, Georgina [Author]

    Publisher BBC News
    Year of publication 2023

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    Contemporary news > 2023
    Generation of Electricity > Renewable energy sources

    Scope & contentGreat Britain produced a record amount of wind-powered electricity in 2022, according to the National Grid. More electricity came from renewable and nuclear power sources than from fossil fuels gas and coal, the second highest after 2020.

    On a single day in November, more than 70% of electricity was produced by wind, or around 20GW. That's enough power to heat about 1700 homes for a year. That record was again broken on 30 December when 20.918GW was generated by wind turbines.
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