Coal weakened further as capacity market prices hit all time low

Coal coming to the end of the line as provisional results of capacity market shows more than enough capacity to handle its phase-out

Fiddler's Ferry coal-fired plant. Photograph: Brian Maudsley/123RF
Fiddler's Ferry coal-fired power station missed out in the latest T-4 auction. Photograph: Brian Maudsley/123RF

A “tipping point” for energy security payments in Great Britain has been reached, pointing to the end of centralised generation and the inevitable death of coal, according to policy experts.

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