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Can Great Britain's electricity future work?

How is GB electricity's road to net zero going? >>

What happens now? What will happen? >>

Why is the wind a problem? Will things get better? >>

Extended wind lulls

GB experiences a large number of extended wind lulls. What is an extended lull and how often do they happen?.

Global Wind Day

RenewableUK usually make a fuss about Global Wind Day. But in June 2020 wind didn't turn up for its own party, so silence reigned.

How and when do we get rid of coal? When other sources don't make it necessary, perhaps? >>

Coal won't go

Why is it proving so difficult to get rid of coal? Why do so many people keep telling us it's almost gone?

Coal saves the day

It looked as though wind had reached a new milestone, but it was coal that had to save the day.

How can we generate more? How can we emit less? >>


GB has the benefit of established hydroelectric sources, but the shortage of mountains means we can't achieve much more from them by 2050.

Marine projects

The National Grid anticipates a significant increase in energy from marine sources, i.e. tidal and wave. Which projects are these, and why are so few in operation so far?

Electric vehicles

The push is on to migrate from petrol and diesel cars to electric ones. What could actually be achieved by 2030?