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UK Goes Coal-Free for a Week
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UK Goes Coal-Free for a Week

This is the longest time the UK has been coal free since the industrial revolution.

The UK has now produced coal-free energy for seven days in a row, breaking the previous record set in April of 90 hours and 45 minutes of coal-free energy over the Easter weekend.

Today, the National Grid revealed that the UK has been coal free for 168 hours, this is the longest run without coal since 1882 and is expected to continue into the weekend.

Fintan Slye, National Grid, said in a statement: “As more and more renewables come on to our energy system, coal-free runs like this are going to be a regular occurrence. We believe that by 2025 we will be able to fully operate Great Britain’s electricity system with zero carbon.”

Coal generation in the UK is decreasing and with the government committing to shutting down all coal plants by 2025, the UK is relying more on renewable energy generation.

Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 13.05.2019

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