Blustery bank holiday helps windfarms set new clean energy record

Blustery bank holiday helps windfarms set new clean energy record

Wind turbines generated 48.5% of electricity grid in England, Scotland and Wales on Monday

Great Britain’s windfarms set a new clean energy record on Monday after the blowy bank holiday weather helped onshore and offshore wind turbines make up almost half of the electricity system.

The blustery bank holiday produced a new wind power record as turbines generated just over 17.6GW of electricity for the first time in the middle of Monday afternoon, enough to run more than 3.5m kettles.

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