The UK’s record-breaking two-month stretch without coal-fired power came to an end on Tuesday evening, after power plant operator Drax turned on one of its coal units for testing. In total, the grid ran for 67 days, 22 hours and 55 minutes without coal power, the longest stretch in almost 140 years. The last record of 18 days was set just last year. Drax said the restarting of its coal generators earlier this week was down to “essential maintenance”.
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