‘Paul Smith, SSE Managing Director…said: “This was a very difficult decision to take because of the impact on our Ferrybridge employees, their families and the community. It’s been known for many years that the UK would have to phase out coal as it moves towards a more sustainable energy mix. We’ve sought to protect jobs and invest in the site to keep it running for as long as we possibly could but ultimately we’ve had to make this regrettable decision today.’From the SSE website.
Even the power companies are acknowledging that it is time to close dirty coal fired power stations.
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