Wind and solar overtake nuclear as source of UK electricity for first time ever. More UK electricity was produced by wind and solar sources last year than by nuclear power stations, for the first time according to the latest government figures. Renewables’ share of electricity generation shot up to 29 per cent, while nuclear sources accounted for around 21 per cent. The increase means low carbon energy sources – which include both renewables and nuclear – now account for over half of all electricity generated.
Independent 30th March 2018 read more »