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Majority of Power in the U.K. Generated by Wind for the First Time – News

For the first time, wind power generated more than half of the electricity in the United Kingdom, reports Celine Castronuovo from data provided by British electrical power company Drax Group.

Wind power took the majority on Saturday, December 26, during winds caused by Storm Bella, according to Castronuovo.

“The substantial winds come as the British government aims to meet its goal for offshore wind farms to make up one-third of the country’s electricity by 2030, reaching a net zero carbon emissions by 2050 as part of its agreement under the 2015 Paris climate accord,” adds Castronuovo.

The U.K. is also expecting to build on its recent renewable energy successes, according to the article.

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