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Solar power provides British homes and businesses with more power than coal

The Guardian, Adam Vaughan

For 24 hours over this past weekend, the sun provided more energy to Britain than coal-powered sources. Previously, this had only happened for a few hours at a time – this was the first time that it occurred for a full day.

Due to carbon taxes, coal has declined as an energy source in recent years, while solar power has grown in popularity over the same time period. This growth has been due to government subsidies and incentives, which (unfortunately) are due to be cut in the oming months – this will mean a likely evening off of the growth of solar-powered energy sources; however coal will continue to disappear as a viable source of energy and the country hopes to have completely phased it out by 2025.

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