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Posted April 24, 2018Today in Energy

Coal power generation declines in United Kingdom as natural gas, renewables grow ›

In the United Kingdom, electricity produced from coal declined from 42% of total electricity generation in 2012 to 7% in 2017. According to U.K. National Grid data, on April 21, 2017, the country went 24 hours without any electricity generated from coal for the first time since the 1880s. In January 2018, the U.K. government laid out an implementation plan to shut down all coal-fired electricity generation plants by 2025 that do not have carbon capture and storage technology. More

United Kingdom electricity generation by fuel, as explained in the article text

Source: EIA, based on Digest of U.K. Energy Statistics and National Statistics: Energy Trends