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UK power stations have gone without coal for the longest period since the Industrial Revolution

BRITAIN’s power stations have gone without coal for the longest period since the Industrial Revolution – it emerged yesterday.

Ministers hailed new industry figures which revealed the bulk of electricity over the Easter weekend was generated by renewable ‘green’ energy and nuke power.

Not a single kilo of coal had been burned for 82 hours.

In China, around 75 per cent of its electricity comes from coal.

The staggering figures were championed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Twitter.

The Tory leadership contender said: “One reason the UK has cut carbon emissions more than almost anywhere. It’s worth celebrating.”

Under current Government plans, all coal power plants are due to close in 2025 – five years ahead of Canada.

 

 

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