The United Kingdom got more energy from solar power than coal over the course of an entire month for the first time ever in May as the nation continues its transition to clean energy. According to research by analysts at Carbon Brief, solar panels generated and estimated 1.33 gigawatt-hours of electricity in May, 50 percent more electricity than coal for the month. Solar surpassed coal over a whole day for the first time on April 9, and electricity generated by coal fell to zero several times in early May, thought to be the first time this had happened since the late 19th century. The British government has pledged to phase out all coal-fired electricity by 2025.
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