UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Prof Paul Ekins responds to plan to close UK coal-fired power stations

18 November 2015

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UCL ISR Director Prof Paul Ekins OBE, responds to the government’s announcement to close the remaining UK Coal fired power station by 2025. Prof Paul Ekins also comments on the UK energy policy 'reset' announced in Amber Rudd's speech this morning. 

Media coverage:

Listen to Prof Paul Ekins' interview on BBC Radio 4 (from 1 hour 18 mins)

UK's coal plants to be phased out within 10 years - BBC News 

Questions over Rudd push to generate more power from gas - Financial Times

Expert comment on Amber Rudd’s speech today on UK energy - Science Media Centre (comments from UCL ISR Professor's Michael Grubb and Paul Ekins)

Geoffrey Lean: David Cameron's government the greenest ever? Yeah right - The Telegraph 

UK dash for gas-fired electricity is riddled with risk - New Scientist 

UK pledges coal phase out by 2025, but uncertainty remains - Carbon Brief

The government hates renewables, and energy consumers will pay the price - The Conversation