The UK has gone 2 months without burning coal, the longest period since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution

Britain has completed two months without burning coal to generate electricity. Coal has not been burned since April 10, the National Grid said on Wednesday, the longest hiatus since 1790. As a result, May ended up being the greenest-ever month for energy provision in Britain, it said. Demand for energy substantially decreased during the coronavirus pandemic as travel and business were disrupted. The UK’s demand for coal has also decreased in recent years. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

For the first time in 230 years, Britain has completed two months without burning coal to generate

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