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Theresa May reaffirms plans for UK coal phase out

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World Coal,

In response to Prime Minister Theresa May's reaffirmation of her government's plan for the UK (and Canada) to phase out unabated coal by 2025, Hannah Martin, Head of Energy at Greenpeace UK, said:

“Theresa May’s reaffirmation of her government's commitment to phase out coal power is to be welcomed. Coal remains a major driver of climate change, and by leaving this polluting fuel behind Britain can show the global climate leadership the prime minister has promised. 

"The first announcement of a UK coal phase-out was nearly two years ago so it’s now time for the government to spell out how this will be delivered. The UK has already had its first coal-free days. With the price of offshore wind and other renewables plummeting, the opportunity to move Britain to a cleaner future at low cost and with new employment opportunities has never been greater.  "As the country that sparked an industrial revolution fuelled by coal, it makes sense for Britain to lead the way in heralding a clean industrial revolution powered by renewables."

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