Renewables To Help Stir Up 4.5 Million Christmas Puddings

UK Power Networks estimates its renewable energy capacity for ‘Stir-up Sunday’ – the traditional preparation day for Christmas puddings

UK Power Networks has calculated how green your Xmas pudding will be, revealing there is enough renewables connected to the grid to steam 4.5 million carbon-free Christmas puddings this ‘Stir-up Sunday’, the traditional day for making the festive dessert.

The electricity distribution firm said it now has enough clean energy resources connected to its networks to produce 4.5GW of renewable electricity to help festive bakers this weekend, or the equivalent of 1.5 Hinkley Point C nuclear power stations.

And using precise calculations based on a traditional figgy pudding recipe – which requires the dessert to be initially steamed for eight hours – UK Power Networks estimates every person living in the London, East and South East of England areas where it delivers power will put away at least one serving of zero emission Christmas pudding this year.

That means not a single ounce of coal will be required for preparing 4.5 million Christmas puddings on Stir-up Sunday, which this year falls on November 25.

However, for a shop-bought dessert, there will also be enough renewable power connected to the region’s network to microwave 144 million Christmas puddings in one day.

“Although the proof of the pudding is in the eating, at least those in London, the East and South East know that their festive favourite will be a little bit greener this Christmas,” said UK Power Networks.

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