Wind power overtakes coal for first time in electricity generation

The UK generated more electricity from wind turbines than from burning coal for the first time ever over the last year.

Just as encouraging with that the UK experienced a whole day with no electricity was generated from coal in 2016.

Power generated from coal represented just 9.2% of the aggregate market a year ago.

In 2015, coal accounted for 22.6% of total electricity generation but the industry has been in rapid decline as the government seeks to eradicate coal power in the UK by 2025.

Low power costs and an expansion in carbon charges have additionally made it uneconomical to run coal-terminated plants.

Here at Wiles Greenworld, the Green Office Supplier in London, we are always trying to stay ahead when it comes to Sustainability. In 2014 we have installed our own solar PV panels on the roof of our facilities. In 2015, 75% of our energy consumption came from our renewable solar panels and 39,880 kwh was exported to the national grid.

If you would like more information in how we can help you achieve an Eco Friendly Office or want to know more about our Free Recycling Service please contact our friendly customer service team by calling 020 8758 7700.

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