UK and Canada announce global alliance to end coal power
The UK and Canada on Wednesday called on other nations to join them in ridding their energy sectors of coal power. The two nations have committed to phase coal out of their electricity generation – by 2025 in the UK and 2030 in Canada. Canada’s minister for the environment Catherine McKenna and UK climate minister Claire Perry met at the Houses of Parliament in London. Afterwards, they released a joint statement calling for an end to the use of the fuel that creates more carbon emissions than any other.