14.10.19 Coal use drops to less than 1%

Posted on October 14, 2019
Archive : October 2019
Category : Environment

The Government's latest Energy Trends Data released last week reveals that during the second quarter of 2019 coal generated less than 1% (0.6% to be precise) of the UK's energy mix for the first time since the 19th century. Renewables (excluding nuclear) continued their rise quarter on quarter to over 35% – nearly 10% more than the same period last year and most of it due to offshore wind. In addition, according to the National Grid, almost two weeks went by without any coal generation in May and shows that the UK is on target to totally phase out coal for energy generation by 2025.

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