UK Energy minister vows to phase out coal in favour of gas-fired power stations

12.45pm

Amber Rudd, UK Minister for Energy4British Energy Minister Amber Rudd has today set out her vision for an energy system that puts consumers first, delivers more competition, reduces the burden on bill-payers and ensures enough electricity generation to power the nation.

Key points include:

  • Consultation on ending unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025
  • New gas-fired power stations a priority
  • Commitment to offshore wind support completes commitment to secure, low-carbon, affordable electricity supplies
  • Move towards a smarter energy system

A full report and industry reactions to Rudd’s speech will be published later.

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