Bright Blue Associate Fellow Ben Caldecott's reaction to Amber Rudd MP's announcement of a reset on the UK's energy policy.
Here's Ben's quote:
"The UK closing coal quickly sends a major signal to the rest of the world in advance of the Paris climate change negotiations. The first industrialised country will become the first major economy to set out a managed phase out of coal. Coal fuelled our industrial revolution and development, but it is now too polluting, too unreliable, and too expensive. It is also preventing new investment in gas and clean energy, which is impacting our security of supply. The government is right to have made this a key plank of a new conservative energy policy."