UK delivers longest coal-free power run since 1882

James S Murray
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National Grid confirms UK has completed 438 consecutive hours without coal power – and counting

The UK grid has set a new record for its longest run without generating any coal power, surpassing the 18 day stretch completed last summer. Just after 6am this morning, National Grid confirmed the...

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