UK Announces Commitment to Phase Out Coal

UK Announces Commitment to Phase Out Coal

By Mike Bloomberg
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 4:00pm

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Prime Minister David Cameron’s wise decision to phase out coal-fired electricity generation over the next decade, at a faster pace than any other developed country, is welcome news for the global climate and the health of communities throughout the U.K. Coming just weeks before international climate talks are set to begin in Paris, this bold step in the birthplace of the coal-powered industrial revolution sends a clear and unmistakable message to other government leaders. In the U.S., over 200 coal plants have been retired or phased out over the past five years, which has driven carbon emissions in the power sector to their lowest level in two decades. But Prime Minister Cameron has raised the bar and set a new standard for leadership on climate and health.

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