Will UK coal-fired plant closures leave a gaping hole in the energy system?

Madeleine Cuff
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Recent coal power plant closures have removed 8.4GW of generating capacity from the UK electricity system
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Recent coal power plant closures have removed 8.4GW of generating capacity from the UK electricity system

UK prepares to lose 8GW of generating capacity by end of the month as coal plants shut down, prompting experts to bemoan a 'lack of long-term strategy' and tight margins ahead

Tomorrow two more of the country's remaining coal-fired power stations, Eggborough in Yorkshire and Fiddlers Ferry plant in Cheshire, will close their doors. They are the latest in a spate of closures...

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