NEW oil and gas licences in the UK could result in carbon emissions equivalent to 25 Cumbria coal mines, campaigners have warned. If the government goes ahead with plans to issue new oil and gas licenses in UK waters, this would release up to 5.7 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions when burned. That figure is 25 times the emissions expected from a proposed coal mine in Cumbria, which attracted much controversy for the government.
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EDF’s sole remaining coal power station at West Burton in Nottinghamshire will close for good in September next year, the French energy giant has confirmed, bringing the end of coal-fired electricity generation in the UK a significant step closer. Over the next 18 months, EDF said two of the four 500MW coal power units at the West Burton A facility would only be used if called upon to assist with security of supply through the Capacity Market, which is designed to ensure back-up power during periods of strong demand on the UK grid.
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Britain will be left with just one coal-burning power station by the end of next year – bringing the country closer to its goal of ending use of the fossil fuel in electricity generation by 2024. French energy company EDF announced plans on Monday to close its coal power plant in Nottinghamshire, which is called West Burton A, by September next year. This will leave a second Nottinghamshire plant owned by the German energy company Uniper as the only station still burning coal for power in Britain by the end of 2022.
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