UK Government Details Plan to Phase Out Coal by 2025

Source: Desmog UK


The government today announced how the UK expects to phase out coal generation by 2025 — by making it impossible for plants to generate power without as-yet unproven carbon capture and storage technology.

In its response to a consultation on ‘implementing the end of unabated coal by 2025’, the government said it will legislate to limit power plants to 450 grams of carbon dioxide for each kilowatt hour of electricity produced — effectively ruling out coal power without technology that captures emissions.