Safe, responsible and efficient
Coal is still used for electricity generation in the UK. Please see our Links page for references to various official Government statistics about the uses of coal in the UK.
Figures fluctuate depending upon the weather conditions and demand. In the so called “beast from the East” cold snap in early March 2018 (w/c 26 February 2018) electricity generated by coal fired power stations accounted for over a quarter of the total electricity produced each day. Please click here for the official statistics.
Unabated coal fired power stations are due to come offline by 2025 under the Government’s current plans.