France made known about its intention to shut down all coal-fired power plants by 2021 to strengthen its stance in the fight against climate change. Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, declared about his plan to fasten coal phase-out by two years. His predecessor, Francois Hollande, initially set the deadline for switching to cleaner energy generation by 2023.
According to RTE, the French transmission system operator, coal represents only around 1% of the country’s electricity generation.
Great Britain has emphasized its target to eliminate the consumption of the polluting fuel source by 2025. [emp]