Apr 22, 2017
First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution
Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the National Grid says. Britain's longest continuous energy period without coal until now was 19 hours - first achieved last May, and again on Thursday. Friday is thought to be the first time the nation has not used coal to generate electricity since the world's first centralised public coal-fired generator opened in 1882, at Holborn Viaduct in London. "Cordi O'Hara of the National Grid said:"To have the first working day without coal since the start of the industrial revolution is a watershed moment in how our energy system is changing. The last deep coal mine in the UK, Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire, closed in December 2015, bringing to an end centuries of deep coal mining in Britain.
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