Lisa Nandy – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lisa Nandy on 2016-09-02.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department’s policy is on the role of unabated coal-fired power generation over the next decade.

Jesse Norman

Coal currently plays an important role in our energy mix, helping to ensure security of supply. However the level of coal generation has declined significantly in recent years as cleaner, lower-carbon alternative forms of generation come onto the system. I would expect this decline to continue as part of our plans for a cleaner energy future.