For the first time in history the UK runs 55hrs coal free

Coal, which fueled the world for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables.

Britain run for a record 55 hours without any of its power plants producing electricity by burning coal in April this year. The latest example of how one of the dirtiest fossil fuels is being taken out of the market.

From 10:25 p.m. in London on Monday until 5:10 a.m. on Thursday no coal was used for power generation by stations in the U.K. At the same time wind turbines produced more power.

The U.K. has more offshore wind turbines installed than any other country. It also has masses of solar panels that are meeting more and more demand as traditional power plants close permanently. The government aims to switch off all coal plants by 2025 and has given renewables priority access to the grid.


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