Coal-fired plants to face emissions limit under 2025 phase out plans

Government to legislate to make coal-fired power stations subject to new emissions intensity limit under plans to phase out unabated coal by 2025

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Coal: government expects majority of remaining plants to close in early 2020s. Photograph: 123RF

The government will bring forward legislation to make coal-fired power stations subject to a new emissions intensity limit as part of plans to end unabated coal generation in Britain by 2025.

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