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Mild but windy winter was greenest ever for UK energy use

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Warmer weather cut heating demand while gusts boosted renewables, says National Grid Last winter was the greenest ever for the UK’s energy system after strong winds produced more renewable electricity and coal-fired power dwindled. The news came as SSE announced on Thursday that it will close its Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power station next year, which will leave the UK with five coal plants by 2020. SSE said the plant, which employs 158 people, was financially unsustainable.
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