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Wildflower Walk

Saturday 27th June
RSPB Portmore Lough 1 Georges Island Road Aghalee BT67 0DW
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Management of Extreme Events in Lakes and Catchments

Tuesday 30th June
Muirhevna Building, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Rd., Dundalk, Ireland
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UK energy from fossil fuel falls 19 December 2019

Fossil fuels fall to record low in Britain’s energy mix, data shows (via The Guardian)

 
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By Jillian Ambrose

Fossil fuels fell to a record low in the UK’s electricity mix in recent months after wind and solar farms generated more energy than any other source for the first time.

The government’s official figures showed the UK relied on renewables for 38.9% of its electricity in the third quarter of this year, up from a third in the same period last year.

It was the first time that renewable energy nudged narrowly ahead of gas–fired power, which made up 38.8% of the electricity mix, to emerge as the UK’s biggest source of power.

The rise of renewables combined with output from Britain’s nuclear power plants pushed fossil fuels to their lowest share of the UK’s energy mix on record, according to the government data.

Read more via The Guardian