At the time of writing there are limited reports of this coal breakthrough in mainstream media and I wonder why such an important issue fails to be included in our news feeds.
The UK plans to phase out all coal by 2025, announced by Claire Perry minister for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy at UN COP23 on 16th November 2017.
The UK has joined with more than 20 other countries in a Powering Past Coal Alliance and I am feeling relieved.
Phasing out traditional coal power is one of the most important steps governments can take to tackle climate change and meet our commitment to keep global temperature increase well below 2 C, and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 C
While the detail of how this will be achieved has not been made explicit until the launch of the Tories flagship Industrial Strategy, it is clear that government representatives are hearing the message of urgency from climate scientists.
The Alliance paper states that the cost of generating power from solar and wind has reduced so much that it makes clean power a viable option going forward.