Last month, the National Grid burned no coal. Due to the glorious sunny and breezy weather which we all enjoyed, the nation's solar farms and wind turbines were deployed to great effect, producing over a quarter of all the UK's electricity.

Energy demand is expected to grow sharply over the coming months, but there remains little appetite to return to coal fired energy generation.

While gas, nuclear and hydro remain a huge part of our national energy mix, solar farms are fast becoming a very significant provider. Further, the Government recently re-introduced support for on-shore wind turbines.

In these troubled times, this is a welcome breath of fresh air.