Coal absent from GB grid for two months as it continues to smash records

Great Britain has gone a staggering two months without coal generation, smashing previous records.

The milestone was passed at midnight, with today (10 June) marking two months since Drax unit 5 switched off, the last of GB’s coal fleet to stop generating according to EnAppSys.

National Grid ESO confirmed GB was set to achieve the milestone on Twitter yesterday (9 June), stating: “Great Britain’s record #coalfree run of #electricity generation is still powering on, and is set to hit the two month mark at midnight tonight – an incredible achievement”.

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