The United Kingdom was built on cheap and readily accessible coal. Coal emissions continued to increase until about 1980. Now, coal emissions have dropped 38%, a level similar to 1891. They’ve done it by switching to renewable energy. While that is good news, it is below their target of 80% reduction by 2050. One significant achievement that will help them meet their goal is the elimination of coal power plants by 2025, only seven years from now. Seemingly intractable influences, like coal from Newcastle, aren’t as permanent as they seem. Change can happen. Radical change can happen, and it can happen quickly. The retreat from fossil fuels is accelerating in power generation, transportation, and throughout industries and homes.
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