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People looking for the best electron beam services available will be interested to know about the latest developments in the sector.

The UK has relied on coal to fuel its homes and economy every since the beginning of the industrial revolution. The use of coal powered our railways and out every growing industrialisation.

This long-term relationship with coal could be on the downturn however, as the UK managed its first day without using coal-powered electricity since the industrial revolution.

Low demand over the Easter holidays means that energy demand was sufficiently low, in mid-April, that the UK went a whole day powered only by wind, nuclear and gas.

High production levels of wind, nuclear and gas also facilitated this ‘watershed moment’ according to Cordi O’Hara director of UK system operator at National Grid, reported

“To have the first working day without coal since the start of the industrial revolution is a watershed moment in how our energy system is changing,” she said.

The UK’s changing relationship with coal started nearly a decade ago, when nearly 23 per cent of our energy was coal fired. This has dropped to just nine per cent, with solar energy production overtaking coal.

Biomass energy production now also accounts for six per cent of the energy used in the UK, with gas taking over as our main energy source.

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