The UK has just completed its first week without any domestic coal generation on the power grid since before the Industrial Revolution, marking a significant milestone in its low-carbon energy transition. The National Grid revealed today (8 May) that the UK’s domestic electricity grid has been operating without any energy generated through coal plants within the nation since 1.42pm last Wednesday (1 May), when the last generator came off the system for a temporary shutdown. Coal has historically been at the cornerstone of the UK’s electricity mix since the 19th century but now accounts for less than 10% of national power output.
Edie 8th May 2019 read more »
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Opponents of oil and gas exploration at Rathlin Energy’s site at West Newton, north of Hull, have blocked the entrance. Two people locked their arms together through a concrete and steel tube outside the gate at about 5am today.
Drill or Drop 9th May 2019 read more »