UK to set emission limit on power generation from Oct. 2025 to phase out coal

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Posted: Jan 05, 2018 6:33 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britian will set a limit on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power generators from Oct. 1, 2025, as a part of its plans to phase-out coal power generation, the government said on Friday.

Power plants will be limited to 450 grammes of CO2 for each kilowatt hour of electricity produced, ruling out coal-fired plants unless they are fitted with technology to capture and store emissions underground.

The government first announced its 2025 coal phase-out plan in 2015, but Friday's announcement is the first detail on how this will be carried out.

(Reporting by Susanna Twidale; Editing by Mark Potter)