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The UK has gone 6 days without burning coal now

British power plants have broken a new record for the longest continuous coal-free streak since the distant era of the Industrial Revolution.

It’s been over six days (and counting) since the UK relied upon coal-burning for electricity generation: establishing a modern record of 159+ continuous hours without coal, eclipsing a previous-best 90-hour benchmark set last month.

“As more and more renewables come onto our energy system, coal-free runs like this are going to increasingly seem like the new normal,” a spokesperson for the UK National Grid told Bloomberg.


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