Great Britain is to derive more power from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels in 2019, the first time that would have occurred since the industrial revolution.
Coal continues to falter as SSE reveals plans to fully close Fiddler’s Ferry, its last remaining coal-fired power station.
Britain’s high carbon prices look set to drive more prolonged periods without coal generation, but the country is still reliant on coal power from overseas, energy analyst firm EnAppSys has claimed.
UK power prices turned negative for nine consecutive hours on Sunday in what’s been billed as an “extraordinary turn of events” for the country’s electricity system.
The UK has smashed through its coal-free grid operation record, and is zeroing in on a week-long landmark.
RWE has shelved plans for a new coal-fired power station in Germany, announcing that new coal-fired units “no longer have a place” in its strategy.
Great Britain has smashed its record of continuous coal-free electricity generation, going more than 90 hours without coal over the Easter weekend.
Coal’s collapse in the UK has continued after SSE confirmed that it will close one of its four units at the coal-fired Fiddler’s Ferry power station.
EDF Energy has confirmed it will close the 2GW Cottam coal plant at the end of September, blaming “challenging market conditions” and the country’s decarbonisation drive.