UK wind power bests nuclear power for a few symbolic minutes

Stormy weather and dip in nuclear marks new record for electricity generation from wind, reports Carbon Commentary

It only has symbolic significance, but at half past nine this morning wind was supplying more electricity to the national grid than nuclear*.

For a few minutes, the gusts over the western side of the United Kingdom supplied more than 6 gigawatts and a temporary slight dip in nuclear output meant that wind was more important for electricity supply than the UKs ageing nuclear fleet.

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