Britain's last coal-fired plants are disappearing fast

After powering the British economy for centuries, coal is a dying breed in the nation’s energy mix.
Photo: Linda Kastrup/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Linda Kastrup/Ritzau Scanpix

The combustible sedimentary rock accounted for as much as 40 percent of the electricity generation only six years ago, but that figure dropped to 5 percent last year. By the middle of the next decade, there won’t be any plants left at all as the government plans to go completely coal free.

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