Cinders in the wind

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DECC announced recently that, in 2015, 24.7% of the UK's electricity was generated from renewables – compared to 19.1% in 2014.  That's nearly a 30% increase.  The fuel that made way for this was, inevitably, coal.

Meanwhile low-carbon activists were celebrating the (possible) demise of a US coal behemoth, Peabody Energy which was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because of debts of $6bn.  Since the start of 2015, five large American coal mining corporations have gone the same way.

A dark future for coal, the Economist noted, whilst saying that even in the UK last week there was a day when renewables poured more power into the grid than coal did.

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