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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


The Coal Policy statement is summarised here and published here. A summary of responses to last year’s consultation on the topic is available here.