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Britain sees first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 25, 2017 01:04 AM
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by julie@juliemrodriguez.com (Julie M. Rodriguez) last modified Apr 24, 2017

For the first time since Thomas Edison opened the first power station in London in 1882, Great Britain functioned without any coal-fired power plants last Friday. The milestone marks the first continuous 24-hour period without coal since the Industrial Revolution. This isn’t the first time Britain has gone without coal for a significant chunk of the day, but before this, 19 hours was the longest continuous time that coal power was able to go offline. Instead of coal, National Grid...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 
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