“the UK is powering forward with the transition away from coal for power generation”

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, PPCA Summit

March 2, 2021

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the UK energy minister, said at the Powering Past Coal Alliance summit: “the UK is powering forward with the transition away from coal for power generation and into the enormous economic potential of clean technologies.”

Facts

She neglected to mention that the UK allowed a new coalmine to go ahead in Cumbria, which will produce coking coal for use in steel making.

Verdict

The UK energy minister failed to mention one crucial fact which undermined her overall claim that Britain was transitioning away from coal. 

Anne-Marie Trevelyan has since been promoted to Secretary of State for International Trade. When we contacted the department for International Trade about this, a spokesperson said: “We have no comment to provide.”

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