Shaw Renewables the bioenergy specialists

UK Breaks Coal-Free Record


UK runs without coal power for 3 days in a row – the first time since the 19th century!

New records were broken last week when zero power came from coal for 76 hours! This is a positive sign that the UK will meet it’s target of phasing out coal entirely by October 2025.


Two coal plants have already announced that they will stop production this year, which will leave the UK with just six coal power stations – this includes Drax, which has spoken about plans to convert their remaining coal production to natural gas before the 2025 target.

During the 76 hours approximately a third of Britain’s electricity was produced using gas, followed by wind farms and nuclear which generated around a quarter each. The rest came from biomass at Drax in Yorkshire, solar power and imports from the Netherlands and France.