Over the May Bank Holiday weekend the UK set a new record for going without coal fired power, clocking 114 hours where all energy consumption was powered by other sources, including gas, nuclear and renewables like wind, solar, hydro and biomass.
Coal fired power plants are a primary cause of global warming and have been in constant use in the UK since the Industrial Revolution, so this is a large step for the national infrastructure.
The UK is aiming to completely eliminate day to day reliance on coal-fired power, using it as a back-up in the event of emergency or unusually high demand, before all facilities are finally closed by 2025.
Steve is the founder of CarbonHandprint.org. He works in technology and lives in a barn. He fills his dustbin once a month and drives a low Co2 family car.
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