Solar, wind and nuclear each provide more electricity for Britain than gas and coal for first time ever

Solar, wind and nuclear each provide more electricity for Britain than gas and coal for first time ever

Wind, solar and nuclear power have each generated more electricity than coal and gas combined – for the first time ever in the UK. The National Grid said the landmark was achieved at 1pm on Wednesday. Wind supplied an estimated 9.5 gigawatts, nuclear provided 8.2 gigawatts and solar contributed 7.3 gigawatts, all ahead of gas on 7.2 gigawatts. There was no electricity from coal at that time.

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