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    First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution




    Chart showing Great Britain's coal generation usage

    Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the National Grid says.
    The energy provider said Friday's lack of coal usage was a "watershed" moment.

    Britain's longest continuous energy period without coal until now was 19 hours - first achieved last May, and again on Thursday.
    The government plans to phase out Britain's last plants by 2025 in order to cut carbon emissions.

    Friday is thought to be the first time the nation has not used coal to generate electricity since the world's first centralised public coal-fired generator opened in 1882, at Holborn Viaduct in London.

    Cordi O'Hara of the National Grid said: "To have the first working day without coal since the start of the industrial revolution is a watershed moment in how our energy system is changing.
    "The UK benefits from highly diverse and flexible sources of electricity. Our energy mix continues to change and National Grid adapts system operation to embrace these changes."

    But Ms O'Hara says that while the country makes the transition to a low carbon system, coal remains an important source of energy.

    According to Gridwatch.co.uk, around half of British energy on Friday came from natural gas, with about a quarter coming from nuclear plants.
    Wind, biomass, and imported energy were also used.

    First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution - BBC News

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    That's nice to know , I'm sure most folks are now going to vote for the Green Party, who are so desperate for votes they want the age lowered to 15 to vote.
    That way school teachers can encourage their students to vote green.

    My Mary still lit up our coal fire that day to warm the house at night.

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    It might help the balance of payments too as the UK imports a lot of its coal these days.

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    All that household waste collected by the Bin Boys is also being used to fuel power stations, clever lot them Brits Enbrexineers
    What's that, you ask? It's the new British formula.
    Engineers + Brexit = Enbrexineers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    around half of British energy on Friday came from natural gas
    Where does the UK get its natural gas?

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    ^ Drumpfs anus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    around half of British energy on Friday came from natural gas
    Where does the UK get its natural gas?
    I know where London gets its gas from, it's just up the road from Me at the Ise of Grain, an underground gas pipeline runs from there upto London.
    The tankers come into the river Medway with frozen gas from the Gulf, then it is piped into silos on land . The heat needed to warm up the frozen gas comes from the adjacent electric power station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
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    around half of British energy on Friday came from natural gas
    Where does the UK get its natural gas?
    Some of it is home produced, some comes from Qatar and a lot of it comes from Norway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    Some of it is home produced, some comes from Qatar and a lot of it comes from Norway.
    What do you mean by home produced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    Some of it is home produced, some comes from Qatar and a lot of it comes from Norway.
    What do you mean by home produced?
    Produced (extracted) in the UK. Mostly from the North Sea, I think.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_an...United_Kingdom


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_an...United_Kingdom

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