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United Kingdom Will Phase Out Coal-Fired Power Plants By 2025

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The United Kingdom has confirmed that they will be phasing out coal-fired power plants in the next seven years. The government announced on Friday that they’ll be upping the emissions limit by October 1st, 2025. Unless these plants are equipped with carbon capture technology, they’ll be forced to close.

According to Reuters, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will move the carbon dioxide emissions limit to just 450 grams, or just under one pound, per kilowatt-hour. To put that in perspective, traditional coal-fired power plants emit about double that on average. Back in 2016, the US Energy Information Administration determined that 68 percent of the country’s carbon emissions from the power sector came from coal.