Welcome announcements from UK on coal and offshore wind

Wednesday 18 November 2015
Welcome announcements from UK on coal and offshore wind




The government has announced it is putting into effect its pledge to phase out the use of unabated coal fired power and that it will offer a route to long term growth for offshore wind, following the approach we recommended which protects consumers whilst giving the sector market confidence for the 2020s.

Former US Vice President Al Gore, who challenged the government to act on low carbon energy at a our Beyond Paris event in September, has described the move on coal as "an excellent and inspiring precedent as we head into COP21."

Read our full reaction to the secretary of state’s announcement

Read our latest report setting out the role and potential of offshore wind in the UK energy market