- We have exceeded the eight-day record set earlier this month for the number of successive hours gone without using coal to generate power.
- This year we’ve already reached the major milestone of 1,000 hours without using coal to power our homes and industry.
- This goes alongside our steps to tackle climate change. Last year renewables generated a record amount of electricity, generating 37.1 per cent of the UK’s electricity in 2018 Q4, up from 6.1 per cent in 2010.
Why this matters: We’re closing in on phasing out coal entirely from our power system by 2025 as our renewable sector goes from strength to strength – and the UK has now gone for the longest time in our country’s history without using coal.