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Coal phase out

A coal phase-out is a policy that dictates the gradual shutdown of operating coal plants while prohibiting construction of new plants. The primary reasons for a government to try this option are the problematic toxic emissions involved with mining and burning coal, which have been implicated as causes of global warming and climate change. Clean coal technology plays a role in the debate, and there is a divide among environmentalists who support a phase-out versus improved regulations and modernized technology.

Ontario has formally passed coal phase-out legislation. There has been criticism that the legislation was irresponsibly passed with insufficient energy alternatives available.[1]


  1. ^ AllBusiness. Ontario's Coal Phase-out Will Have Drastic Consequences, Say The Thinking Companies. February 16 2005

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