Tag: Coal

  • The mixed fortunes of a fuel

    The mixed fortunes of a fuel

    IN A high-tech world, dirty black lumps of coal might seem like an anachronism. Yet coal is far from a thing of the past. However whizzy your iPad, your wall-mounted television or your electric car, the chances are that it is powered by the stuff. Coal-fired power stations provide two-fifths of the world’s electricity, and […]

  • Renewable electricity overtakes coal for first time in UK

    Renewable electricity overtakes coal for first time in UK

    Britain generated more of its electricity from renewable sources than from burning coal for the first time in the second quarter of 2015, as more wind and solar farms were built. A record high of 25.3 per cent of the UK’s power came from wind, solar, biomass and hydro-electric sources in the three months to […]