Last week the amount of electricity generated from coal in the UK fell to zero several times. This historical low included zero coal-fired electricity late Monday night to Tuesday morning and over 12 and a half hours on Thursday.
It is thought that this was the first time since 1882 that the UK has generated electricity from sources other than coal. These figures are a positive step in achieving the Government’s target of phasing out coal by 2025.
Another positive is the increases of renewables onto the system with over 27% of the UK’s power coming from renewable in the later part of 2015.
20th May 2016