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Health campaigners welcome government plan to phase out coal power

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 10 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6066
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change has welcomed the government’s plan to phase out coal power by 2025.

A consultation document published on 9 November1 outlined how the government plans to fulfil its 2015 pledge2 to replace coal power with cleaner technology, such as gas, in a bid to reduce significantly emissions from the UK’s energy use.

The consultation—published by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy—set out a roadmap for closing unabated coal power stations by 2025. It also suggested …

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