Coal Fired Power Stations

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 18th January 2016.

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Photo of Harry Harpham Harry Harpham Labour, Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps the Government is taking to phase out the use of coal-fired power stations by 2025.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

We will launch a consultation shortly on proposals to close all unabated coal-fired power stations. Our consultation will set out proposals to close coal by 2025, and restrict its use from 2023. If we were to take this step, we would be one of the first developed countries to deliver on a commitment to take coal off the system.

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