Just 10 years ago, as much as 40% of this state’s electricity was generated by coal. Last year, only 1.8% of electricity came from coal, so this goal will not be a problem to achieve. At the same time, last year as much as 43% of el. UK energy created by renewable sources such as wind and sun, reported from the UK.
This new goal, set before the previous deadline, probably also has the function of showing that the UK is determined to fight climate change, as the largest climate meeting, COP 26, will be held in Glasgow in November this year.
“Coal was the main fuel of the industrial revolution 200 years ago, but now is the time for radical action to completely eliminate this dirty fuel from our energy system,” said Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the BBC’s Minister of Energy and Climate Change.