Coal

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 14 May 2024.

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Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Conservative

To ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made in phasing out coal power.

Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

In line with our net zero target, the Government is committed to phasing out unabated coal-fired power generation by 1st October 2024, earlier than the original 2025 target. The remaining coal fired power station in Great Britain is scheduled to close before this date.

This will mean that we will have reduced coal’s share of our electricity supply from around a third, to zero in the space of only ten years.

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