Was the UK’s air pollution trading scheme set up to fail?

The Transitional National Plan, an air pollutant trading system for large combustion plants, ended on 30 June, without having had the slightest impact on emissions. Gareth Simkins asks why.

by Gareth Simkins
Now closed, Aberthaw power station was given a generous allocation under the TNP - until it was ruled unlawful. Photograph:  Matt Cardy / Getty Images
Now closed, Aberthaw power station was given a generous allocation under the TNP - until it was ruled unlawful. Photograph: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

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