Britain goes coal free as renewables edge out fossil fuels

Britain is about to pass a significant landmark - at midnight on Wednesday it will have gone two full months without burning coal to generate power.

A decade ago about 40% of the country's electricity came from coal; coronavirus is part of the story, but far from all.

This is fascinating. The UK has been aggressively investing in renewable energy sources for years and it appears all that investment is starting to catch up with demand.

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