In brief: New wind record, Big Six told do more, Wales boosts hydropower

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Wind turbines at sunset. Photograph: Apichart Tangcharoenbamroongsook/123RF
10GW of electricity from wind power is a new UK record. Photograph: Apichart Tangcharoenbamroongsook/123RF

New power record for wind

UK wind farms have topped 10 gigawatts in electricity generation for the first time.   

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