October 2024 will be a historic date in Europe, albeit not in the European Union. In just three years The UK will say goodbye to coal forever As a source of energy for the production of electricity.
The country is accelerating its agenda to Decarbonizing your economy And it becomes an emission-free powerhouse. The UK only wants to set an example when there are only a few months left until the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) takes place on its soil.
Although coal is currently Only 1.8% of UK energy productionThe nation’s gesture highlights the will to change. In about a decade, the country has reduced its coal use by 38.2%.
The official memo confirmed that Boris Johnson’s government will pass new legislation to establish this decarbonization process “as soon as possible”.
According to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Anne-Marie Trevelyan: «Coal fueled the Industrial Revolution two hundred years ago, but now is the time to take drastic action to completely remove this dirty fuel from our energy systems.. Today we are sending a clear signal to the world that the UK is leading the way in putting coal energy into the history books«.
This indicates a British commitment that is inconsistent with The increase in coal plants from countries such as Japan, India or China I did in recent years.
These and other Asian countries are «Responsible for 80% of the world’s planned new coal plants and 75% of current coal capacity‘, depending on carbon tracker.
With its exit from the European Union, the UK is defining its competitive strategy at a global level where energy is an essential component.
the future Emission neutral that will be driven Renewable energyand batteries and hydrogen, the technologies that will drive the green industrial revolution that will create new jobs and new jobs across the country.
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