The UK’s race to increase renewable energy sources has intensified with the announcement of plans to close another coal-fired power station. The news on Thursday came as last winter was revealed to be the greenest yet for the country’s energy system, after strong winds produced more renewable electricity and coal-fired power dwindled. SSE said Fiddler’s Ferry near Warrington, Cheshire, the energy company’s last remaining coal-fired power station, would close in March 2020, reducing the UK’s coal-fired energy fleet to five plants. National Grid, the operator of the UK’s electricity network, said mild temperatures combined with strong winds ensured the carbon intensity of Britain’s electricity – the amount of carbon produced for every kilowatt of electricity – fell to an average of 242.8 grams of carbon between October and March, from 280.2 grams a year earlier.
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