09 Jan '12, 12am

Wind power hits record levels over New Year period

Can you can remember where you were on 28 December? Perhaps you were visiting relatives, or maybe you were back at work secretly wishing you were hiding under your new slanket and watching another re-run of Only Fools and Horses . Wherever you were, chances are that you were not working quite as hard as the country's wind turbine fleet, which was spinning enough to set a new record for green electricity supplies. FURTHER READING Strong winds give Ecotricity an energy boost DOE: Rare earth shortages may damage clean tech growth According to trade association RenewableUK, wind farms met an average of 5.3 per cent of the UK's electricity demand between 1 December and 5 January, hitting a record share of 12.2 per cent on 28 December. The trade association estimated the high yield cut more than 750,000 tonnes of carbon emissions from the UK's electricity generators over the fes...

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