Britain has been surviving without coal power since Thursday

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    Britain has been surviving without coal power since Thursday | Metro News

    As climate change activists continue to dominate the streets of London, some surprising news has emerged about the UK’s current power consumption.

    At the moment, Great Britain is drawing no power from burning coal. None at all. And it hasn’t since last Thursday. According to tweets from the UK’s national grid the country has been going without coal power for 86 hours straight. The streetlights are still working, the internet is still switched on and the kettles are still boiling.

    Amazing. The clock is ticking for coal.

     
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    The 18th century technology was bound to give way to the future eventually
     
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    since Thursday?......:auiqs.jpg: maybe because they buy all of that Russian oil.....
     
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    Keep gloating, Cupcake. FIVE whole days without coal in the warming days of Spring. Tell us again a year from now what your energy sources and costs are. :auiqs.jpg:
     
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    |And yet you're a left-winger from Wales, eh? Many will not get the irony, but you can thank Thatcher.
     
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    Britain colluded with the Russians and Hillary!
     
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    Why is this such a threat to you lot ?
     
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    We'll take your leftover coal...
     
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    well yea, winter is over
     
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    You have to love it. So far they have managed without coal. Not too hot not too cold. Let's crow about it before the temperature warms up and we need the extra power.

    Nice that they are able to get by for a few days without coal. Unfortunately it is similar to a circus act juggling plates. A few plates are easy the more you add the bigger chance the whole act is going to crumble.

    You do realize that gas makes 46% of all of England's power?
    Coal is 31% of its power?
    Nuclear is 14% of its power?
    While renewables are only 5.5%?
    So they were able to up the amount of gas they used or renewables were somehow increased. I am willing to bet more gas was burned so not really any more environmentally friendly.
     
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