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Coal policy statement

On 23 March 2021, the Welsh Government (WG) published a statement on how it will bring an end to the use and extraction of coal in Wales.

What does this mean to the end-user?


  • The policy is designed to support Wales in meeting its net-zero targets
  • It acknowledges that, in the short- to medium-term, coal continues to be required for some manufacturing processes
  • However the policy sets out the expectation for a managed end to the use of coal in Wales
  • End users still reliant on coal should ensure they are aware of the impact of the proposals on their operations


For more information, read the summary or the full publication of The Coal Policy statement, as well as a summary of responses to last year’s consultation on the topic.