UK election manifestos should commit to take the UK fully coal-free, including in industry, finance, and domestic heating – ready for next year’s COP26 in Glasgow
After Brexit, the UK should aim to remain within the EU ETS. If that is not possible, the UK should implement a carbon tax rather than a standalone UK ETS.
Brexit has frozen UK participation in the ETS – we estimate that the UK government will forgo at least €1.3 billion in auction revenue this year
A coalition of environment groups wrote to the Chancellor calling for a strong carbon price to keep coal emissions low.
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