UK outperforming Australia in renewable energy

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UK outperforming Australia in renewable energy

Postby Squire » 03 Oct 2017, 10:36

Uk had a coal-free day recently

... Average carbon dioxide emissions for each unit of power generated fell by more than half (56 per cent) between summer 2013 and 2017 as coal is shunned for low carbon, non-polluting sources.

In April this year, the UK had the first working day since the industrial revolution where the energy system was completely coal-free, while on one Friday in May, solar panels briefly provided more power than the UK’s nuclear fleet.

Duncan Burt, Director of the System Operator at National Grid, said: “It’s been an exciting year managing the many ‘network firsts’ - from a day where we operated the system with zero coal power, to one where over half of Great Britain’s energy demand was met by renewable generation".

A growing number of solar and wind farms, coupled with expanding nuclear and gas power stations, helped to break new records. The rise in low carbon energy comes as the National Grid launches software which can forecast the carbon intensity (emissions) of electricity generation to help users understand and control their energy use...
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Re: UK outperforming Australia in renewable energy

Postby HBS Guy » 03 Oct 2017, 11:08

And WE got the fucking sun.

Must stop piddling around with small onshore wind farms, need large offshore windfarms, much more wind there.

Tie the renewable sites together with ultrahighvoltage DC grid—publicly owned! And pumped hydro.

And nuclear to provide backup to the intermittent renewables.
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