Britain is set to break yet another coal-free record, as we approach the first coal-free fortnight since the Industrial Revolution.

This milestone exceeds the previous record set earlier this month, when Britain went an entire week without using coal to operate the national electricity system.

The news has been welcomed by industry professionals as a positive indication of how the electricity system is changing as more renewables come onto the grid.

This month, Britain has gone more than 624 hours coal-free – surpassing the total number of coal-free hours over the whole of 2017.

According to GridCarbon, as of Thursday morning Britain’s electricity needs were provided by:

Gas 25%

Wind 22%

Nuclear 17%

Solar 15%

Biomass 7%

*Figures do not include generation in Northern Ireland

 

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