Sunday, 23 April 2017

024 - The death of coal in the UK will be in 2021

A few days ago, the UK just went it's first 24-hour period without burning coal since the beginning of the industrial revolution.

The UK government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) recently publish projections of greenhouse gas emissions and energy demand, from 2016 to 2035. Annex J of their report shows the precise moment they except to switch off their coal supplies. It'll be a historic moment.


1 comment:

  1. I do wonder what leads to the predictions that demand will start increasing again circa 2024, right when Hinckley Point C comes online, and what they think will make nuclear generation continue to increase after that.