DECC to shut down coal plants by 2023

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will vow to shut down all coal-fired power plants by 2023. The UK still has 10 remaining coal-fired power stations and these will either be closed or converted to alternative fuels. This came about after the EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) ordered plants to reduce the amount of […]

Renewables to become top source of electricity in 2030

Coal will no longer be the world’s top source of electricity by 2030 if global pledges are kept to support renewable energy generation. Promises have been made as part of a global climate change deal to limit carbon emissions and reduce the use of fossil fuels. Schemes have been introduced to stop global temperatures warming […]

SSE reducing coal power capacity

SSE are moving towards lower carbon power generation as they plan to shut its Ferrybridge coal-fired power plant by the end of March next year. With the expected closure of the Longannet coal-fired power plant in Scotland, concerns have been raised over the UK’s winter supplies before government safeguards take effect. SSE’s managing director of […]

UKIP Play it Coal – Backing Power Stations

UKIP have announced their plans to back coal fired power stations and seek private funding to develop “new, efficient plants”. They’ve pledged to remove all government subsidies for wind and solar power and scrap the carbon tax. So it’s no carbs for Farage. Not good news for the Green party who are pledging to increase […]