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Great Britain’s grid hit the greenest it has ever been on Monday 5 April at 1pm, with carbon intensity dropping to 39gCO2/kWh.
Britain had its first coal-free Christmas, while wind set a new generation record on Boxing Day to round off a record-breaking year for green energy.
The UK’s electricity system has decarbonised twice as fast as any other major economy, according to a new report by Drax Electric Insights.
Renewable generation was up 32% year-on-year during Q2 2020, as the COVID-19 lockdown made Britain’s electricity ‘cleaner and cheaper, but harder to control’.
With no coal on the grid and surging renewables, May was the greenest month ever on Great Britain’s electricity grid.
The UK recorded a new grid carbon intensity low last weekend, as the country enjoyed extensive periods of fifth carbon budget-compliant power generation.
Renewable generation soared as Britain hit a new carbon emissions record of just 97g/kWh on 30 June, according to data from Drax.
The carbon intensity of the UK’s power grid fell below the targets set for 2030 over the bank holiday weekend, as high levels of wind generation led the way for low carbon sources to meet significant levels of overnight demand.