A Day Without Coal — Why Last Friday’s Generation Mix In The UK Is Such A Big Deal

If you’ve driven, owned, or even thought of owning an electric car, the chances are you’ve had at least one person come up to you and tell you how dirty electric cars are because they’re supposedly powered by coal fired power stations…

But last Friday in the UK, something very special happened indeed: the UK National Grid pulsed with electricity for an entire day without a single joule of it coming from a coal-powered fire station. What’s more, it’s the first time in one hundred and thirty-five years that my home country hasn’t burned coal to produce electricity for an entire day.

Why this is so important, and what it means for the future of plug-in vehicles, is explained in the video above.

Thanks to Robert Llewellyn of Fully Charged for appearing in today’s video! Do make sure you support his channel over at Youtube.com.

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