Britain was powered 100% coal-free for 5,147 hours this past year, about a 29% increase from the year prior. 5 years ago, coal provided about 25% of the country’s power compared to only 1.6% today.
Wind power generation reached an all-time high, providing 60% of Britain’s electricity on August 26th, 2020. Solar reached another new record as well, with 1/3 of the country’s electricity harnessed from the Sun throughout several days in May 2020.
This is all great news for Britain’s plans to close all coal plants by 2024 and a net zero emissions goal set for 2050 – read more here.