Coal generated 0.19% of electricity in April, May and June: April, May and June saw Britain cover its electricity needs across with as little as 0.19% coal generation in the mix.

It has been reported that during this period there was also the longest run without coal for the UK since 1882.

The coal-free period lasted 67 days 22 hours and 55 minutes and demand during this time was met by 32% gas, 21% nuclear, 16% wind, 11% imports, 9% biomass, 9% solar, 1% hydro and storage.

A few days ago, National Grid’s annual report confirmed Britain experienced its ‘greenest winter‘ ever, during which it had the lowest ever carbon intensity for electricity generation.

Coal generated 0.19% of electricity in April, May and June

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