Climate & Environment
2020-06-10T17:30:02+00:00

United Kingdom reaches longest period without coal energy since industrial revolution

United Kingdom reaches longest period without coal energy since industrial revolution
Cottam Power Station, viewed from the north in July 2019 - months prior to official closure Credit: Ncary95 / CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

With a decreased electricity demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic of 15-20%, the United Kingdom has hit the milestone of two months without the need for coal based energy. In addition to the decreased demand renewable energy sources have generated and contributed more electricity than ever before.

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