Wind generated a record amount of electricity in 2022

Great Britain produced a record amount of wind-powered electricity in 2022, according to the National Grid.

More electricity came from renewable and nuclear power sources than from fossil fuels gas and coal, the second highest after 2020.

Replacing fossil fuels with green power is a core way for the world to tackle the impacts of climate change.

Sources like wind and solar are also significantly cheaper and should lead to cheaper bills in the long-run.

Scientists, governments and the UN say switching to renewable power is crucial as the effects of global warming are already being felt, including in the UK, which last year recorded its hottest year since records began.

Gas remained the single most significant source of electricity last year, the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) said, but electricity from wind turbines continued to grow in importance.

Overall 48.5% of electricity came from renewable and nuclear power, compared to 40% from gas and coal power stations.

Chart showing energy mix 2022
Image caption, Wind power has been increasing in Great Britain since 2010

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