Aberthaw B on its last legs. Photo: Flickr.com /Simon Rowe CC BY
RWE to close coal-fired power plant in Wales
The German energy company RWE has announced the closure of its 1.56 gigawatt Aberthaw B power plant in Wales, UK, due to challenging market conditions for coal-fired power capacity in Britain. Under the plans, the plant will close on 31 March 2020, nearly 50 years after it started operations, leaving just four remaining coal-fired plants in the UK.
Source: Reuters, 1 August 2019