UK coal: how the mighty fell
UK coal has been on a rapid downward spiral since 2013. The number 1 import market in the Atlantic is now the number 4/5 market in Europe alone. Carbon price floor uplift has been the principle trigger, but also older inefficient plants and lack of certainty and rewards on capacity payments helped to bring forward retirement decisions. We assess the winners and losers, the reasons why, the domestic market factors (supply and stockpiles) while providing an outlook for the next two years.