25 Oct 2021

The race to phase out Europe’s biggest coal-fired power plant

Chief Correspondent

As we approach COP26, the news gets bleaker; greenhouse gas emissions hit a record high last year according to a UN report.

The rise underlines how crucial controlling coal will be at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow next week, and today the prime minister himself said he is worried at not getting the commitments needed.

While Europe has led the way before, in countries such as Poland, coal still dominates. There it accounts for nearly three-quarters of all power.