As coal’s influence is declining in the US, it is also declining in the UK. Coal has gone from generating 28.2% of UK’s electricity down to 20.5% in one year, while renewables have gone from 16.7% to 25.3% in the same time. Each country has different policies, so specific politics aren’t the sole cause. Market forces may also be encouraging the change, whether through efficiency or consumer preference.
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