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Government could ease coal closure plans: report

Government could ease coal closure plans: report


 

An article in The Independent has suggested ministers are considering allowing coal to operate beyond 2025, despite the plans outlined last year. Published on Friday 3 June, the article said that the government’s intention to consult on its proposals this spring had been delayed following intensive lobbying from the coal industry. A Whitehall source said: “If coal is partially abated, if you have installed carbon capture and storage, could you carry on burning coal? These are all the points the consultation is going to try to address and set out what would be allowed and seek people’s views on it […] The consultation will make clear what you can do with coal beyond 2025.”