UK's coal plants to be phased out within 10 years

The UK Government has announced plans to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025 and restrict their use by 2023.

Amber Rudd, Energy and Climate Change Secretary, said in a statement:
"One of the greatest and most cost-effective contributions we can make to emission reductions is replacing coal fired power stations with gas."

"Phasing out coal – if that's what's being suggested – is essential for the climate. But switching from coal to gas is like an alcoholic switching from two bottles of whisky a day to two bottles of port," said Greenpeace's Simon Bullock.

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