Sunday, June 5, 2016

UK Coal Power Dwindling Rapidly

Subtitle: Zero Coal Power on Several Days

It appears that other coal-burning countries also have dwindling demand for coal for power generation, in this case the UK is reported to have reached several days with zero power produced from coal.   

"... last month a historic “zero coal” milestone was reached when on seven separate occasions in one week Britain was powered without any coal-power station burning. As a consequence imports of coal to the UK are plummeting."  -- article from 5 June 2016, "UK ports look beyond fading coal imports"  see link

How very interesting.   It is now cheaper to import and burn biomass (wood pellets, from what I read) than to install pollution controls on the coal-burning power plants.  

The US is still burning coal for power generation; how much longer is uncertain.  

Roger E. Sowell, Esq.
Marina del Rey, California
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