Scottish Government joins clean power group

18 December 2018

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Scotland is to become a signatory to the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA), which aims to accelerate clean growth and climate protection through phasing out coal power.

Alliance members commit to cutting unabated coal power generation and to a moratorium on new traditional coal power stations without operational carbon capture and storage. They also commit to support clean power generation and investment.

The PPCA is an alliance of nations, states, cities and organisations committed to moving the world from burning coal to cleaner power sources. Currently there are 47 government and 28 business members of the PPCA. Further information about the PPCA is available on the GOV.UK website. at:

Source: Scottish Government News, 13 December 2018