For the first time ever the UK produced more electrical energy from wind turbines than coal power stations in 2016.
Coal generated 9.2% of electricity in 2016 compared to 22.6% in 2015. Meanwhile, wind generated 11.5% of electricity in 2016.
The fall in coal power created is due to a rise in carbon taxes and low gas prices which has made the plants uneconomical. The government outlined plans to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025.
Produced by Leon Siciliano
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