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Britain gets no power from coal for 'first time on record'

Coal plants are increasingly unprofitable to run CREDIT: PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

Coal plants are increasingly unprofitable to run CREDIT: PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

Published on The Telegraph website on the 10th May 2016

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Britain generated no electricity from coal on Tuesday morning for what is believed to be the first time since the 19th century, in a major milestone in the decline of the polluting power source.

National Grid confirmed that none of Britain’s coal stations were running between midnight and 4am. Experts from Argus Media and Carbon Brief said they believed this was the first time there had been no coal running since the era of central electricity generation began with the construction of the UK’s first coal plant in 1882.

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Isle of Wight’s world Leading tidal POWER PROJECT gains approval

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Published on the UK News in Pictures website on the 22nd April 2016

 

A state-of-the-art tidal energy generation project, to be constructed off St Catherine’s Point, has today been given approval.

The Marine Management Organisation has given the go-ahead to the offshore elements of the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC). The onshore part of the project, at Ventnor, was given planning consent by the Isle of Wight Council last year (8 September 2015). At 30MW, the project is the largest consented tidal stream energy project in England and Wales.

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Earth Day checklist: five simple things you can do to make a difference

The plastic bag monster will haunt your dreams. Photograph: Andy Katz/Pacific/Barcroft

The plastic bag monster will haunt your dreams. Photograph: Andy Katz/Pacific/Barcroft

Published on The Guardian website on the 19th April 2016
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One of the questions I receive most frequently from readers is whether our individual actions truly

make a difference. If you choose to recycle, compost, carpool, reduce consumption and refuse plastic bags, does it have an effect? Does it matter at all? Will it do anything to eliminate the Great Pacific garbage patch?

The answer is yes.

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