Wind farms across the UK generated more power than coal stations for the first time in 2016, according to climate analysts. Coal electricity generation has declined to just 9.2 per cent of total power generation, a dramatic fall from 22.6 per cent in 2015. Meanwhile, wind power provided 11.5 per cent of all energy over the course of 2016 – down slightly from 12 per cent in 2015. Climate analysts Carbon Brief, which conducted the research, have hailed the news a “milestone” and said coal production had fallen to its lowest level since 1935.
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