Storm Malik drives British wind power generation to record high

Cecilia Keating
clock • 2 min read
RWE npower's Farr wind farm near Inverness, Scotland
Image:

RWE npower's Farr wind farm near Inverness, Scotland

More than 50 per cent of Britain's power produced by zero carbon wind generation on Saturday as gale force winds hit parts of Scotland and England

Wind speeds of up to 100 miles an hour in Scotland over the weekend enabled the UK to set a new record for wind power generation, according to data published by National Grid ESO. The electricity system...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Wind

Credit: iStock

G7 nations pledge to deliver near-zero carbon electricity grids by 2035

But draft proposal to set hard deadline for phase out of coal-powered electricity is struck from final version of agreement

Cecilia Keating
clock 27 May 2022 • 6 min read
Credit: Stora Enso / Modvion

Wooden wind farms? Stora Enso and Modvion tout wood as greener option for turbine towers

Firms point to 'vast possibilities' arising from utilising wood as alternative to steel

Michael Holder
clock 27 May 2022 • 2 min read
Credit: iStock

'A sticking plaster': The green economy reacts to Energy Profits Levy and household bills support

Green business figures, campaigners, politicians, academics and energy experts give their verdict on the government's windfall tax U-turn

BusinessGreen staff
clock 26 May 2022 • 15 min read