G7 Countries Seek to Phase Out Coal-Fired Power Plants

G7 nations agreed to end the use of coal-fired power plants by 2035.

Countries that are members of the “Group of Seven” include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The European Union is also part of G7.

Andrew Bowie, Parliament’s Minister of Nuclear and Networks, said, according to The Gateway Pundit, “We do have an agreement to phase out coal in the first half of the 2030s.”

“So, to have the G7 nations come around the table to send that signal to the world – that we, the advanced economies of the world are committed to phasing out coal by the early 2030s – is quite incredible,” he added.

The Biden administration recently announced rules designed to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants by 90% by 2039.

The rules will “significantly reduce climate, air, water, and land pollution from the power sector, delivering on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to protect public health, advance environmental justice, and confront the climate crisis,” according to a press release.

Then-Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced during the annual United Nations climate change summit, or COP28, that the United States “will be working to accelerate unabated coal phase-out across the world, building stronger economies and more resilient communities.”

“The first step is to stop making the problem worse: stop building new unabated coal power plants.”