UK coal phase-out not enough to meet EU sulphur dioxide target

The government’s intention for unabated coal generation to be phased out by 2025 will not be enough for the UK to meet a future obligation to cut emissions of sulphur dioxide.

Longannet coal station
Longannet power station, once the second largest in the UK, was shut down in 2016

The government’s intention for unabated coal generation to be phased out by 2025 will not be enough for the UK to meet a future obligation to cut emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2).

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