Consultation on the Early Phase Out of Unabated Coal Generation in Great Britain

Closed 26 Feb 2021

Opened 14 Dec 2020


This consultation seeks views on bringing forward the deadline for phasing out unabated coal-fired generation in Great Britain to 1 October 2024. This proposal is part of the Government’s drive to go further and faster on decarbonising the power sector, as it works towards net zero by 2050.

What happens next

A summary of responses and our Government response will be published in due course.


  • Coal


  • Coal
  • Energy and climate change
  • Coal
  • Energy and climate change
  • Emissions
  • Carbon neutrality
  • Climate change