Renewables produced record 33% of U.K. electricity in third quarter

first_imgRenewables produced record 33% of U.K. electricity in third quarter FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Almost a third of the UK’s electricity came from renewable sources between July and September, as wind turbines and solar panels helped achieve a quarterly record for green energy. Major new offshore windfarms connecting to the grid pushed renewables to 33.1% of electricity generation across the quarter, up from 30% the year before.The speed at which green energy projects are being installed has resulted in records tumbling this year. Wind power broke records during the “beast from the east”, which was eclipsed during Storm Diana last month, and again this week when wind generation hit 15GW on Tuesday.The trend is expected to continue next year as more windfarms around the coast near completion. Initial analysis of some recently built offshore projects also shows they are generating more power than expected.Meanwhile, gas and coal slumped to a new low of just over 41.1%, according to official statistics published on Thursday.Low carbon sources of power, which include the country’s eight nuclear power stations, account for 56% of the UK’s electricity supply. The 50% mark was hit only two years ago.More: New offshore windfarms push UK renewables to recordlast_img read more

Rohr Marks 65th Birthday in Russia

first_imgThe former OGC Nice of France coach was appointed to lead Eagles in November 2016 and steered the team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with a game to spare.Rohr’s contract was extended by the NFF till 2020.“Happy birthday to @NGSuperEagles Coach Gernot Rohr. The staff at the Essentuki Team Base Camp offered him a cake and bouquet of flowers to celebrate his day,” the Nigerian Football Federation tweeted, with a picture of a celebrating Rohr surrounded by staff of the base camp.Rohr has been in charge of the Super Eagles for 20 games, winning nine, losing six and drawing five.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Thursday congratulated Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, who clocked 65 years Thursday.The gaffer born on June 28 1953 in Mannheim Germany was hosted to a reception by staff of Eagles’ team base hotel in Essentuki yesterday.The birthday is coming a day after his wards left the World Cup for their respective bases in Europe after Nigeria lost to Argentina in St Petersburg.last_img read more