UK set for first coal-power free day in over a century – National Grid

LONDON Britain is set for its first day without electricity generation from coal-fired power stations since the country’s industrial revolution in the 19th century, power grid operator National Grid said on Friday.

Coal-power generation has dipped to zero at points in Britain over the past few years but Friday is likely to mark the first continuous 24 hour period, National Grid said in a tweet.

Britain plans to close coal-fired power plants by 2025 as part of efforts to meet its climate target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by

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