Britain had its first coal-free Christmas, while wind set a new generation record on Boxing Day to round off a record-breaking year for green energy.
SSE has today (31 March) closed its last coal-fired power station, Fiddler’s Ferry.
Over the last decade, Great Britain has seen a faster rate of decarbonisation than anywhere else in the world thanks to its transition to renewable energy, according to a new report from Drax Electric Insights.
The government is planning to bring the phase-out date for coal generation in the UK forward to 2024.
RWE is to close its 1.56GW Aberthaw B coal-fired power station in March 2020, taking the UK’s operational coal fleet down to four.
Coal continues to falter as SSE reveals plans to fully close Fiddler’s Ferry, its last remaining coal-fired power station.
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.