King Coal, Dethroned

By 2025, Britain will have phased out its last coal-burning power plant, a startling move for the founder of the industrial revolution.
 
This summer, coal supplied less than 2% of Britain’s electricity. The country’s grid is almost completely run on natural gas, nuclear, wind and solar power. The shift from coal is 1 of the greatest and fastest energy turnarounds in the developing world. The result: a 50% drop in CO2 emissions from Britain between 2010 and 2016.
 
Could the demise of King Coal in Britain mark the beginning of a new, more environmentally conscious age worldwide?
 
Source: Yale Environment 360

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