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How Britain Won its War on Coal

Coal was the engine of the Industrial Revolution and employed nearly 1.2 million people in Britain at its height. But the UK has gone more than 1,000 hours without using coal to generate electricity this year - the longest streak since Thomas Edison opened the country’s first coal power station in 1882. How did they do it? 

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 At the end of their shift, coal miners wait for the cage to take them up to the surface in a mine, in Canterbury, England, on Dec. 12, 1944. (AP Photo)

At the end of their shift, coal miners wait for the cage to take them up to the surface in a mine, in Canterbury, England, on Dec. 12, 1944. (AP Photo)

 

What is Trump on Earth?

Trump on Earth is a new podcast exploring the environment in the Trump era. It is produced by The Allegheny Front, an environmental reporting project based in Pittsburgh, and Point Park University’s Environmental Journalism program.