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It’s really about recognizing that change is possible. That your history doesn’t necessarily denote your future. And that even if you are the oldest, dirtiest, smelliest person in the room – a little bit of soap and water can clean you up. Great Britain, because of its long history of coal use, has put more CO2 into the atmosphere per person than any other country. Of course, the electricity that comes from the coal is part of the broader advancements on humanity that has saved billions of lives – so let’s not get too down on the brown and black stuff.

Do remember though – When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when grew to be an adult, I put away childish things. Its time we put away the toys folks.

SOURCE: Data from the National Grid, a private company, has shown that no coal was used in electricity generation in Great Britain between 10:25 pm on Monday until 5:10 am on Thursday. In total, coal’s contribution to Britain’s electricity mix has taken a short, sharp fall in recent years. According to data compiled by the Carbon Brief website, coal use has declined by 75 percent between 2014 and 2017, leading to a historical low of 5.3 percent of energy consumption last year.

By John Fitzgerald Weaver

John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer; known digitally as the 'Commercial Solar Guy.' As a project developer and installer, he’s sold and managed 50+ solar projects, valued over $25 million, ranging in size from 5kW to 1500kW. He’s been involved in many aspects of the solar supply chain –- as a company founder, developer, project manager, manufacturer, permit runner, salesman, contractor and financier. In his free time he tries to get away and clear his mind by climbing mountains, or more regularly by enjoying an IPA or scotch, and really loves the strange connection between politics, energy, finance, and environment in the energy world.

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