UK Solar Electricity Outproduced Coal for the Month of May

By [email protected] The sun never set on the British Empire, but it’s coming down on British coal.

The country that harnessed coal power to fuel decades of global geopolitical dominance is seeing coal output drop this year — and at certain times fall well below solar. Coal fell from a 2016 high of 18.8 percent of U.K. energy production in February to 3.9 percent for May, according to an analysis from Carbon Brief. Solar production beat coal for the first full day in April, and then for the first full week in early May. Now we know it exceeded coal overall for the

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