For the first time since the 19th century, Britain’s National Grid sourced no electricity from coal on Tuesday between midnight and 4 a.m. due to a series of power plant breakdowns.

Coal has become extremely unprofitable in the UK due to a carbon tax, expanding use of renewables and low-priced gas. The UK intends to phase out coal entirely by 2025. Elsewhere in the UK, Nissan announced a trial set for later this year allowing electric vehicle owners to make money by selling electricity back to the grid.

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