Weekend Thoughts - 12.30.17

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Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. The UK has been attempting to significantly reduce its carbon emissions, and it had a series of successes in 2017. In April, the country went without coal-generated power for an entire day, which was the first time that had been accomplished in 135 years. By June, more than half of the UK's energy was being generated by renewable sources like solar, wind, hydropower, and biomass. And when looking back on the entire year, renewable energy sources outperformed coal plants on 315 days of the year (as of December 12th). Even with those successes, the country could still stand to use less natural gas, which was still used quite heavily throughout the year. Ultimately, the country is aiming to close down all of its coal plants by 2025, and it's doing a great job so far at getting there!

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.