BRITAIN’s power stations have gone without coal for the longest period since the Industrial Revolution – it emerged yesterday.
Ministers hailed new industry figures which revealed the bulk of electricity over the Easter weekend was generated by renewable ‘green’ energy and nuke power.
Not a single kilo of coal had been burned for 82 hours.
In China, around 75 per cent of its electricity comes from coal.
The Tory leadership contender said: “One reason the UK has cut carbon emissions more than almost anywhere. It’s worth celebrating.”
Under current Government plans, all coal power plants are due to close in 2025 – five years ahead of Canada.