South West’s grid 100% green due to Nuclear and solar: Over the weekend thanks to nuclear power from Hinkley Point B and strong solar output the South West’s electricity grid was 100% emission-free at times.

The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) wrote a new report which implies the carbon intensity of power dropped to zero gCO2/kWh on sunday and an 22 gCO2/kWh average over both days, the lowest figure in at least fifteen months.

The data from National Grid ESO shows that during the 4 days between Thursday 22nd and Sunday 25th, the region had the cleanest power in Britain.

“This performance shows that nuclear power, in partnership with renewables, is essential to reaching net zero.” said Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the NIA.

“To do that, we need to build new nuclear power stations urgently alongside renewable capacity. Hinkley Point C should represent just the beginning of a programme of nuclear construction to realise the net zero vision set out in the Energy White Paper and ten point plan.”

“Nuclear investment delivers major emission reductions and secures tens of thousands of skilled, high-quality jobs across the supply chain: that is what we need to kickstart a green recovery and our transition to a green economy.”

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