Britain’s power grid was the greenest it has ever been at around lunchtime on Easter Monday, with the carbon intensity of electricity dropping to just 39 grams of CO2, the lowest it level in history, National Grid ESO confirmed today. Sunny spells and blustery conditions, coupled with low demand for power driven by the bank holiday, led to renewable sources of power such as wind and solar denominating the energy mix over the holiday weekend, thereby helping to drive down CO2 intensity of the grid, data shows.
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Great Britain’s electricity system was the greenest it had ever been at lunchtime on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, its operator has said. Sunny and windy weather, coupled with low demand for power, led to a surge in renewable sources of energy, National Grid Electricity System Operator said. It meant zero-carbon power sources made up almost 80% of Britain’s power.
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