In mid June 2020, Great Britain broke the record for the longest period of time without burning coal to generate electricity - over 2 months. It came to an end on 16th June (10:45PM) making the record 67 days, 22 hours & 55 minutes without using coal to generate electricity.
Since entering lockdown the UK has had less demand for electricity but overall Britain is rapidly phasing out coal in 2012 40% of our electricity was generated by coal, in 2019 it was only 2%. During the coal free period, 37% of the UK's electricity was from renewable energy, this is a huge growth compared to only 3% just 10 years ago. That's the first time this year that renewable energy has outweighed fossil fuels.
Watch Laura Tobin explain more in the video below