Tag: United Kingdom

Comment: Why the UK’s coal phaseout is a really big deal

The UK is getting off coal. For real. There’s even a deadline. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the beginning of the end of coal in the UK, with every single coal power station required to close by 2025 (with a possible loophole for any which buy into carbon capture and storage).

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Cameron, Clegg and Miliband sign joint climate pledge

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have signed a joint pledge to tackle climate change, which they say will protect the UK’s national security and economic prosperity. The agreement includes a pledge to phase out the use of unabated coal in the United Kingdom, a historic move for the country which pioneered the use of coal during the Industrial Revolution.

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