'Historic moment' as UK turns its back on coal

Last edited 18 November 2015 at 10:23am
18 November, 2015

It has been widely reported that Amber Rudd will announce that the UK will phase out coal power by 2025.

In response, John Sauven, Greenpeace UK Executive Director said:

“As the country that used coal to start the industrial revolution, it is right that we celebrate this historic moment as the UK becomes the first major economy to turn away from this deadly, polluting source of energy. Amber Rudd's speech marks a welcome end for the use of coal. Now we must ensure that the government prioritises renewable energy to power the UK in the future. And in our role as a leader on the international stage, we must encourage global action on coal at the international climate talks."


Kate Blagojevic

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