21 Apr '17, 3pm

Britain Set to Have Its First Coal-Free Day Since Industrial Revolution

The United Kingdom's grid operator just announced an incredible prediction—April 21 is probably going to be the country's first coal -free day since the Industrial Revolution. "Great Britain has never had a continuous 24 hour period without #coal. Today is looking like it could be the first," according to a tweet from the National Grid's Electricity National Control Centre. The National Grid confirmed with the Mirror that Friday is on track to be "the first time the UK has been without electricity from coal since the world's first centralized coal fired generator opened at Holborn Viaduct in London in 1882." "The first day without coal in Britain since the industrial revolution marks a watershed in the energy transition," Hannah Martin, head of energy at Greenpeace UK , told the Guardian . "A decade ago, a day without coal would have been unimaginable, and in 10 years' tim...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/uk-coal-free-day-2372059784.html

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