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An end to coal-fired power: the UK's new energy policy

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No unabated coal in power generation after 2025 – this was one of the principal messages delivered by Amber Rudd, the UK's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, in a major statement on the repositioning of energy policy.

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  • An announcement of new policy
    • Retirements of UK coal-fired capacity (H1 2015 view)
  • New gas, nuclear and offshore wind will be supported
  • But subsidies for renewables are temporary, not a business model
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