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End of UK coal power bought forward – Friends of the Earth reaction

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Reacting to news that from 1 October 2024 the UK will no longer use coal to generate electricity, a year earlier than planned, Friends of the Earth energy campaigner, Tony Bosworth, said:

“Although this is welcome news, coal power was already fading into the history books. 

“Coal provided just 1.5% of UK electricity in the final quarter of 2020, the lowest level on record, and by the end of next year, there will be just one coal-fired power station still in operation.

“But ministerial boasts about taking radical action to completely eliminate this dirty fuel ring hollow while this government is still sitting on the fence about a new coal mine in Cumbria.”

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For more information and interview requests contact the Friends of the Earth press office on 020 7566 1649.

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1. About Friends of the Earth: Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to the protection of the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We bring together more than two million people in 75 countries, combining people power all over the world to transform local actions into global impact. For more information visit: https://friendsoftheearth.uk/ follow us at @friends_earth, or like our Facebook page

 

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