Rapid decline of coal use leads to drop in UK emissions

Coal in the UK is burning at its lowest level in at least 150 years, and its led to a significant 4 percent drop in Britain’s annual carbon dioxide emissions. With the rapid rise in renewable energy, the Drax power plant switching to biomass and the closing of old polluting coal-power stations, the UK is proving that it can keep the power on without relying on dirty old coal. 2016 has already seen the closure of four more coal stations as well, meaning the UK is on track to meet its pledge of closing all coal plants by 2025 and can expect to see annual carbon dioxide emissions decline further in the coming years.

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