Wind, solar, biomass and hydropower have together provided more electricity than gas and coal in the UK for the first time ever, the National Grid has reported, with 50.7% (18.7GW) supplied on 7 June this year, writes Marianne Brown. The latest indication of the growing importance of renewable energy sources came after “another extraordinary month” for renewables across Scotland in May, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), with wind providing enough power to meet the electrical needs of 95% of Scottish households, an almost 20% increase compared to the same month last year. On one ...


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