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Government charts coal’s demise

While Germany is pursuing the opposite policy, the UK is phasing out coal power stations and building nuclear replacements.
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In 2014, the UK’s then energy minister, Michael Fallon, confirmed that the government would not challenge the EU’s environmental law by allowing the utilisation of mothballed coal-fired power stations to prevent blackouts. “We see coal shrinking very rapidly from now on, probably contributing nothing by 2030,” he said. “Coal is going to disappear off the system.”
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