We’re on track to be one of the first country’s to phase out coal power. This is a great achievement for Britain.

We have so far gone a record 256 hours (10 days 16 hours) – and counting – without coal-powered energy, as our reforms and investment ensure sure we leave our planet in a better state for the next generation.

We have exceeded the eight-day record set earlier this month for the number of successive hours gone without using coal to generate power.

This year we’ve already reached the major milestone of 1,000 hours without using coal to power our homes and industry.

We’re phasing out coal entirely from our power system by 2025 as our renewable sector goes from strength to strength.

Ive said before that the country’s successes for the environment and tackling climate change are not being talked up enough. This record on coal plus renewables generating a record amount of electricity last year (37.1 per cent of the UK’s electricity in 2018 Q4, up from 6.1 per cent in 2010) is good news.

My view is that we need to keep the pressure on our government to get international activity on this agenda AND find sensible environment policies we can all adopt in our daily lives.

We can do this if we work together.

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