A great amount of wind-powered electricity was produced by Great Britain in 2023 by cutting off with the use of fossil fuel.
Renewable and nuclear energy sources generated more electricity than fossil fuels such as gas and coal, ranking second after 2020. Replacing fossil fuels with green power is a critical step toward mitigating the effects of climate change. Wind and solar energy are also substantially less expensive, which should result in lower bills in the long run.
Scientists, governments, and the UN say converting to renewable energy is critical because the effects of global warming are already being seen, particularly in the United Kingdom, which had its hottest year on record last year.
According to the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO), gas remained the single most important source of generation last year, while wind turbine electricity continued to expand in importance.
In total, 48.5% of electricity is generated by renewable and nuclear sources, compared to 40% by gas and coal power plants.
On a single day in November, wind produced more than 70% of the electricity, or over 20GW. That is enough energy to heat around 1700 houses for a year.
On December 30, wind turbines generated 20.918GW, breaking the previous record. The usage of coal, the most polluting fossil fuel, has decreased. It generated only 1.5% of electricity in 2022, compared to 43% in 2012.
As the United Kingdom expands its renewable energy capability, including wind turbines and solar farms, more of its electricity will come from these cleaner sources. UK has a solid track record with offshore wind.
Therefore, It is another step in making our climate better by mitigating fossil fuel assumptions.