'Coal will soon be a distant memory': Government hails record low coal generation

Michael Holder
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Coal-fired power continues to drop off the grid
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Coal-fired power continues to drop off the grid

UK's total share of electricity from coal dropped to record low of 0.7 per cent between April and June as phase out continues

Coal is soon to become "a distant memory" in the UK according to the government, which yesterday hailed yet another record low for coal generation in the face of increasingly strong competition from renewables....

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