||<p>The latest statistics are publicly available (<a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fstatistics%2Fsolid-fuels-and-derived-gases-section-2-energy-trends&data=02%7C01%7Celizabeth.twomey%40beis.gov.uk%7C1e9c4adfd2e34cc9daf108d6e9b48cf2%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C636953358993851618&sdata=KafUNWRYL193z1tkjts6rs9aYJyQH%2BQu1rCT7q0xBNU%3D&reserved=0"
target="_blank">Energy Trends table 2.1</a>.)</p><p> </p><p>The government is committed
to ending unabated coal power by 2025. As a result of our existing policies, including
carbon pricing and our support for renewables, we have already made great headway
in reducing our reliance on coal, which fell from 39% of electricity in 2012 to 5%
in 2018. There are now regular coal free periods, and in May the UK went without running
coal power generation for over two weeks – the longest coal-free period in the country
since the 1880s.</p><p> </p>