British power generation achieves first ever coal-free day HomeNewsEnergy UpdateBritish power generation achieves first ever coal-free day

National Grid hails milestone as other sources like gas, nuclear, wind and solar allow UK to keep lights on with all coal-fired powerplants offline

Friday was Britain’s first ever working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution, according to the National Grid.

The control room tweeted the milestone on Friday. It is the first continuous 24-hour coal-free period for Britain since use of the fossil fuel began. West Burton 1 power station, the only coal-fired plant that had been up and running, went offline on Thursday.

National Grid can confirm that for the past 24 hours, it has supplied GB’s electricity demand without the need for #coal generation. pic.twitter.com/vgyWEUYqZ4

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