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UK solar power outshined coal power plants for the entire month of May

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 09, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Jun 08, 2016

May was a stellar month for solar power in the United Kingdom, thanks to abundant sunshine and temperate weather. Over the course of the month, the nation generated 50 percent more electricity from the sun than from coal, marking a big win for clean renewable energy. A new analysis from Carbon Brief showed that solar power increased while fossil fuel usage dropped, continuing a trend that began earlier in the year. Solar energy blasted past coal power production on April 9, when more...






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