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The UK edges closer to a low carbon economy


A landmark was reached this week in the world of Renewables when the National Grid reported that power from biomass, hydro, solar and wind supplied 50.7% of the UK's energy requirements.

The National Grid tweeted on Wednesday 7th June "For the first time ever this lunchtime wind, nuclear and solar were all generating more than both gas and coal combined."

Sustainability and Environmental Professions will be rejoicing with the UK edging closer towards a low carbon economy, but critics of renewable sources have highlighted the disruption caused to the traditional energy market.

Aside of the reduced carbon footprint, enough power was generated from wind turbines that prices dropped to 10% of its normal costs.

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Summarised by Nick Dereka, Head of Digital, Prime People Plc.