The Anonymous Widower

British Wind Farms Outstrip Gas-Fired Electricity Generation For The First Time

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on

This is the sub-heading.

Wind farms in Britain generated more electricity than gas-fired power stations for the first time in the first quarter of 2023. Offshore and onshore wind turbines supplied 32.4 per cent of electricity while gas-fired power stations delivered 31.7 per cent during the first three months of this year.

It does appear that we’re progressing in the right direction.

There’s a detailed graph showing the UK’s energy generation by source going back to 2010.

May 14, 2023 - Posted by | Energy | ,


  1. Thing is we are 2/3rds through this qtr and wind production is less than 50% of Q1 this can only be met by gas although at least solar will help but only through the daylight hours. All the grid connected batteries can only provide 3.1GWh as of today or about 6mins of UK requirements as i type this. Gas is going to be needed for some time yet and thats why UK needs to keep exploring and developing whats left in the N.Sea.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | May 23, 2023 | Reply

  2. I tend to believe, that in the future, we may find that we need to use for gas-fired power stations, because we need the carbon dioxide for industrial processes.

    As an example, I know if a guy, who grows tomatoes for the supermarkets. He has a large greenhouse, that is heated by a gas-fired CHP boiler.

    1. The electricity is used in his business and spare is fed in to the grid.
    2. Heat heats the tomatoes.
    3. The carbon dioxide is fed to the tomatoes.
    4. The carbon-dioxide rich atmosphere also kills bugs.

    New methods of using carbon dioxide are being developed, including making polyester, animal feeds and graphene.

    Comment by AnonW | May 23, 2023 | Reply

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