This article mentions that the UK has once again had to rely on coal power for its electricity generation.
Terry McCrann, The Herald Sun
Back in June, they separately sprung tweet-style to deliriously hail the ‘end of coal’ in the UK.
[Former Aussie PM, Kevin] Rudd tweeted: “For anyone who thinks it cannot be done: the UK has not produced any electricity from coal for the last two months — the longest period since the Industrial Revolution. Let that sink in,” he concluded with all the deadening portentousness he could muster.
But then it got warm, calm, and everyone wanted to use the air con:
..not only did the Brits go back to coal to keep the lights on – and, as they baked in a mid-20s ‘heatwave’, the aircons as well – they really shovelled some coal.
At its peak this week, the UK was getting nearly 3000MW from coal, well more than three times the 800MW or so coming from all the wind turbines, both those that despoil the British landscape and those parked equally hideously offshore.
Where are the headlines: Victorious coal saves the day?
via climate science
September 20, 2020 at 01:00AM