Anne-Marie Trevelyan – 2021 Comments on Ending Coal Power

The comment made by Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the Energy and Climate Change Minister, on 30 June 2021.

Coal powered the industrial revolution 200 years ago, but now is the time for radical action to completely eliminate this dirty fuel from our energy system.

Today we’re sending a clear signal around the world that the UK is leading the way in consigning coal power to the history books and that we’re serious about decarbonising our power system so we can meet our ambitious, world-leading climate targets.

The UK’s net zero future will be powered by renewables, and it is this technology that will drive the green industrial revolution and create new jobs across the country.