U.K. May Have 24 Hours Without Coal Power



The United Kingdom may be in its first full day without coal power in more than a century, its National Grid announced Friday. "It looks likely that today will be the first ever working day in Britain without #coal since the industrial revolution!" the agency tweeted. Britain has been phasing out coal, relying more on natural gas and wind power, in a plan to close its plants by 2025. The efforts have thus far resulted in yearly reductions in coal burned, the Guardian reports : " Coal has seen significant declines in recent years, accounting for just 9% of electricity generation in 2016, down from around 23% the year before, as coal plants closed or switched to burning biomass such as wood pellets. "Britain's last power station will be forced to close...

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