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The UK’s first day without coal power

The UK’s first day without coal power   The UK’s National Grid announced that on 21st April it had supplied the country's entire electricity demand without the need for coal generated energy for 24 hours ... the first full day without coal power since the 1880s.   According to the National Grid’s control room twitter feed, the power generation mix for the period was: gas (50.3%), nuclear (21.2%), wind (12.2%), imports (8.3%), biomass (6.7%) and solar (3.6%).   While some will see this as a great day, this is obviously a sad day for the mining industry.   The UK government has plans