The UK does not need coal

The UK’s three main political leaders have pledged to tackle climate change after the next election and to phase out unabated coal-fired power., whatever the outcome.
Simon Evans of the Carbon Brief assesses the significance of the pledge. He concludes that the substance of the agreement is not new, but it will “prevent backsliding on climate policy by future governments”. It will also serve as an example to countries across the world.  


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