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Wind overtakes natural gas as Britain’s largest source of energy for the first time
In the first quarter of 2023, power from wind turbines took over from gas as Britain’s main source of electricity. That’s the first time in more than 100 years that fossil fuels have not been our biggest power provider. Between January and March 2023, wind supplied 32.4% of the country’s electricity – while gas supplied 31.7%. This was partly because January was very windy, with turbines
generating more than 21GW for the first time.
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