Wednesday 30 June 2021 / 12:19 PM Energy

BEIS announces ending coal power generation from 2024 – Alan Whitehead responds

Alan Whitehead MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Energy and a Green New Deal, responding to the announcement from BEIS today on ending coal power generation from 2024, said:

“It’s good news that the government has committed to accelerating the transition away from coal generated power. But ambition must be backed up by the policies needed to deliver the pledge. 

“And crucially, having flirted with proposals for a new coal mine for months, the government must ensure it practises what it preaches and does not allow a new deep coal mine to be opened in the UK. Failure to do so would critically undermine our international credibility.”