UK to close coal power plants in switch to gas by 2025

By Kasia Patel
Published: Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The move to phase out unabated coal fired plants by 2025 will make the UK one of the first countries to commit to taking coal out of its power generation system, but the government's focus on nuclear and gas rather than wind and solar has been criticised.

The UK’s Energy and Climate Secretary Amber Rudd today outlined the government’s energy policy "reset", which will include the phase out of all unabated coal-fired power plants by 2025 and a focus on the development of gas and nuclear energy.

Coal-fired power will be restricted from 2023 and...

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