This quarter we discuss two technologies with very different fortunes.
On October 6th, the Prime Minister reaffirmed strong commitments to offshore wind.
Headline annual figures mask the huge variation in wind output that will be experienced in future.
Britain’s nuclear power production fell to what is perhaps its lowest level in 40 years.
A lot can change in a decade. Around the world, coal is being pushed out of major power systems by renewables, but who has been successful at decarbonising their electricity?
Outages and the ongoing COVID response have taken their toll on Britain’s nuclear output, which fell by almost a fifth from the same three months of last year.
Last quarter saw 11 power system records broken out of the 200+ we follow, compared to 38 in the second quarter of 2020.