❝ Britain has had its first week without using electricity from burning coal since the 1880s, according to the National Grid Electricity System Operator.
Fintan Slye, director of ESO, said this would become the “new normal”.
❝ The world’s first centralised public coal-fired generator opened in 1882 at Holborn Viaduct in London.
❝ Mr Slye said: “As more and more renewables come on to our energy system, coal-free runs like this are going to be a regular occurrence.
“We believe that by 2025, we will be able to fully operate Britain’s electricity system with zero carbon.”
What will it take for someone in our Department of Energy to say the same?