coal plants in the UK have announced that they would close in 2016 or outlined their upcoming retirement plans. These are: Longannet, Ferrybridge, Eggborough, Fiddler’s Ferry and Rugeley.
of installed coal-fired capacity will be lost in just one year (2016) - an astonishing amount given that it accounts for 40% of the current capacity.
tonnes of carbon emissions from these 5 plants, which is 6% of the total CO2 emissions in the UK. That means UK carbon emissions will likely fall significantly this year.
by when every coal plant in the UK would be closed - Energy Secretary Amber Rudd announced late last year.
will be lost on account of these closures