U.K. Said to Consider Closing All Coal-Fired Plants by 2023

  • Announcement said to be weighed before Paris climate summit
  • Plants equipped with carbon capture would still be allowed

A coal fired power station in Ferrybridge, U.K.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The U.K. is considering whether to close all of its 12 coal-fired power plants by 2023 as part of its effort to reduce the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, an official with knowledge of the discussions said.

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