UK runs without coal power for three days in a row

The UK has been powered without coal for three days in a row, setting a new record and underlining the polluting fuel's rapid decline.


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Coal has historically been at the cornerstone of the UK’s electricity mix, but last year saw the first 24-hour period that the the country ran without the fuel since the 19th century.

New records were broken last week when zero power came from coal for nearly 55 consecutive hours.

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Comments (1)

  1. Richard Phillips says:

    Yes, low demand, nice weather.

    Try looking at March 24,25,26. No wind, 18GW of turbine capacity down to as low as 0.28GW, and old reliable coal up to around 7GW.
    Called, and not found wanting, unlike "grab it while you can get it" wind and solar.

    Mention of Drax and biomass; may I mention again that when transporting 7 million tonnes of woodchip from the USA to Drax, half the weight is chemically combined water, no heat, in fact heat is needed to boil it and throw it away, up the chimney!

    But the "greens" do not understand.

    Richard Phillips

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