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Britain considers coal power back-up for next winter - National Grid

Britain is considering keeping some coal plants available for back-up power to ensure sufficient electricity supplies for next winter, National Grid said on Wednesday but plant operators said they are unlikely to be able to meet the request.

read more... 16/03/2023


Britain uses coal-power back up for the first time with supply tight

Britain's National Grid called on reserve coal-power units for the first time to provide electricity during a period of expected tight supplies on Tuesday as a cold snap sweeps the country.

read more... 08/03/2023


Coal Demand To Remain Robust In 2023

Despite bold climate pledges from a plethora of major world powers, it seems that many are unable to break their addiction to coal, as consumption is set to hit an all-time high (once again). Several countries have launched climate strategies that include the phasing out of coal production and use over the coming decades, however with gas shortages and a long road to getting enough renewable energy operations running to meet global demand, many continue to rely on coal for power and industry. While coal use is expected to decrease in the long term, to be replaced by natural gas and renewable alternatives, demand is set to remain strong in 2023

read more... 03/01/2023


G7, Vietnam reach $15.5 bln climate deal to cut coal use

The Group of Seven (G7) industrialised nations has agreed with Vietnam to fund the Southeast Asian country's transition away from coal with $15.5 billion, two Western sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

read more... 14/12/2022


Britain approves first new coal mine in decades despite climate targets

Britain approved its first new deep coal mine in decades on Wednesday to produce the high-polluting fuel for use in steelmaking, a decision which drew criticism from opponents who say it will hinder climate targets.

read more... 08/12/2022