How ironic (?) that the BBC announced on Earthday 2017 that Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution…
The British government plans to phase out Britain’s last coal plants by 2025 in order to cut carbon emissions, which is great news… BUT,
The majority of British electricity is generated by burning gas and from nuclear plants?!
Still a long way to go & hard to believe that up until today we have been burning away coal more or less 24 hrs/day since 1882.
I like to think positive and see this as a step in the right direction. With the accelerated development of renewable source technology I am hoping to celebrate Earthday in 2030 with even better news!
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