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Britain goes first week without coal power since 1882

Steven Adams
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Britain is moving closer to not using any coal to generate electric power.

The country went a week without using the fuel to produce electricity for the first time since it opened a coal-fired plant in 1882, reports The Guardian.

The last remaining coal plant went offline at 1.24 p.m. on May 1, the National Grid Electricity System Operator told The Guardian.

Coal-fired plants will still provide backup power during high demand but that need is being reduced as renewables increase, The Guardian reports.

The government plans to eliminate coal-fired power by 2025, reports The Guardian.

Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].

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