The UK is weaning its electricity grid off coal power at the fastest pace of any country in the G20, a new analysis has found. Since 2015 coal use in the UK has collapsed by 93 per cent, well ahead of any other G20 nation. Coal now accounts for just 1.7 per cent of all electricity generated in the UK, with Government targets to end its use completely by the end of 2024. Last week EDF Energy announced its coal plant West Burton A will close next year, leaving Britain with just one operating coal plant ahead of the 2024 deadline.
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