Great Britain’s latest coal free run – which spanned 55 days – has come to an end due to low wind and tighter margins.
Nine out of ten energy professionals say the UK is currently off-track to reach net zero by 2050.
In Q1 of 2020, renewables generated a record 47% of the UK's electricity, according to new figures from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Great Britain has gone a staggering two months without coal generation, smashing previous records.
International consultancy McKinsey has said that renewable energy is a pivotal part of meeting the 1.5 degree climate limitations, but drastic change is needed to expand in time.
Coal generation in the UK has fallen by 35% in the last month due to COVID-19.
Drax is transitioning its executive management structure for its generation business.
SSE has today (31 March) closed its last coal-fired power station, Fiddler’s Ferry.
Drax CEO Will Gardiner spoke to Current± about why ending coal made sense, what will happen to the remaining units post-2022 and how bioenergy alongside carbon capture and storage (BECCS) fits into the future energy mix.