UK government spells out plan to shut down coal plants

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Government unveils phase-out plan, with one of eight remaining power stations to stop generating electricity this year

One of the UK’s eight remaining coal power stations is expected to cease generating electricity this year, the government has said as it laid out new rules that will force all the plants to close by 2025.

The coal phase-out is one of the Conservative party’s flagship green policies, and the long-awaited implementation plan comes ahead of a speech by Theresa May on the environment next week.

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