A ‘No Deal’ Brexit will result in a major increase in coal burn. The UK needs a strong carbon price to ensure a smooth transition from coal to clean
The UK is already leading the world in phasing out coal, but National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios show we can phase-out coal even earlier, by 2022
In the near term the UK grid will require some additional fossil peaking plant, which will work alongside batteries and DSR to ensure the lights stay on.
New report finds UK is on track to phase-out coal by 2025 and can keep the lights on –
without building any new large gas plants
On the 14th March Sandbag gave evidence at the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
Eggborough, a UK 2GW coal power plant, announced today it would close this year, following failure to receive a Capacity Market payment.