The government has approved a new coal mine in Cumbria in the very same week that the Treasury launched a review into how the UK can reduce its contribution to global warming

A coal plant came online at 9:20pm Tuesday, ending Britain’s longest stretch without burning coal in more than a century – after 18 days, 6 hours, and 10 minutes.

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