Policy & Regulation

UK publishes plan to phase out coal by 2025

The UK government set out a plan on Friday to phase out electricity generation from coal by 2025.
By Staff reporter 8 January 2018 0 28984

The UK government set out a plan on Friday to phase out electricity generation from coal by 2025, a target set in 2015.

The government will introduce a law to limit the amount of carbon dioxide released by power plants to 450 grams per kWh of electricity produced, which effectively means no coal plants will be able to operate unless they invest in carbon capture and storage technology.

The limit will be applied only to units burning solid fossil fuels with a thermal capacity of more...