Developing Countries: Coal Fired Power Stations

Department for International Development written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to developing countries that want to move towards clean coal technologies to meet their obligations under the Paris climate agreement.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

DFID helps developing countries establish a secure and sustainable energy supply, supporting their economic growth and poverty reduction. DFID is not providing any bilateral assistance for coal-fired power. The Government supports multilateral organisations such as the World Bank to provide assistance for unabated coal-fired power projects overseas only in exceptional circumstances in the poorest countries where there is no feasible alternative. We do however support proposals for financing the additional costs of facilities fully deploying carbon capture and storage technologies.

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