UK energy from Coals hits zero multiple times last week

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