Coal phase-out gathers pace as Ferrybridge announces closure

Early closure of the Ferrybridge coal-fired power station follows similar announcements on other major plant and a spate of outages. But accelerated decarbonisation is likely to test the robustness of market reforms

by Paul Hatchwell
SSE's early closure of Ferrybridge was due to rising compliance costs and competition from renewables as well as age (photograph: Fated Snowfox, CC BY 2.0)
SSE's early closure of Ferrybridge was due to rising compliance costs and competition from renewables as well as age (photograph: Fated Snowfox, CC BY 2.0)

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