Ignore the scaremongering – phasing out coal won’t make the lights go out

Ben Caldecott has written an opinion piece for ConservativeHome following the publication of Bright Blue's new report Keeping the lights on. It highlights the central finding that the security of supply is guaranteed under a range of scenarios as coal is phased out.

Here's an excerpt:

Despite what some exaggerated claims suggest, coal phase out even under a high stress scenario, will not result in the lights going out. Committing to the phase out of UK coal-fired power stations is a radical and ambitious conservative approach to dealing with climate change and air pollution.

Read the full article.