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Old King Coal, Your Days Are Numbered

Posted by Greenpeace UK — 18 November 2015 at 3:43pm - Comments
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The government has announced that coal power stations, like Drax pictured here, will close by 2025

There is news worth celebrating coming from the Department of Energy and Climate Change today.

The UK has just become the first G20 economy to stamp a clear expiry date on coal, one of the main drivers of climate change. Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd has pledged to phase coal out of our energy mix entirely by 2025.

'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:

Outright ban? Sneaky plans afoot for national parks to get fracked sideways

Posted by LiamBB — 17 July 2015 at 4:06pm - Comments
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Something's missing from Amber Rudd's pledge...

After pledging to protect national parks and groundwater from fracking in January, the Government has revealed a backdoor plan that could be disastrous for some of our most treasured countryside.

Amber Rudd at DECC - Greenpeace response

Last edited 11 May 2015 at 12:24pm
11 May, 2015

In response to Amber Rudd's appouintment to the Department for Energy and Climate Change, John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace UK, said:

“Amber Rudd’s appointment as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate is a hopeful sign that the Government remains committed to implementing the Climate Change Act and achieving a strong international climate deal in Paris later this year.  Ms Rudd was a key player in securing vital reforms to the EU Common Fisheries Policy and championing a better deal for the UK’s local, sustainable fishing sector. We look forward to her bringing the same drive and ambition to securing the clean and efficient energy future Britain needs.”