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UK Cutting Ties with Coal

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 1:26:00 PM

Britain made a huge step towards cutting its umbilical cord with coal-fuelled power on Friday, April 21, when the country celebrated its first whole coal-free working day of modern times in terms of electricity generation.

The National Grid announced the news on Twitter, reporting that West Burton 1 power station, the only running coal-fired plant in the UK at the time, had been taken offline the day before and the country’s electricity had been provided by other sources for a full 24 hours. Although the UK had gone for shorter periods with no coal in 2016, relying on gas and renewables to power the country, the previous record was for 19 hours.

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Topics: Renewables, UK, Coal, Electricity, Generation

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