Cottam closure leaves just six operating coal plants in U.K.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享BBC News:One of the UK’s last coal-fired power stations has been switched off.Cottam in Nottinghamshire was opened in 1968 and at its height, produced 2,000 megawatts – enough to power more than 3.5 million homes.Owner EDF Energy blamed “challenging market conditions” for the move, with all UK coal-fired stations likely to shut by 2025. It added many of the 300 workforce had moved either to nearby West Burton or other areas within the company.EDF said West Burton Power Station had contracts in place to run for at least another two years.The closure of Cottam leaves six major coal-fired stations working in the UK: West Burton, Ratcliffe, both in Nottinghamshire, Drax, in North Yorkshire, Fiddlers Ferry in Cheshire, Aberthaw – in the Vale of Glamorgan – and Kilroot in County Antrim.More: Cottam Power Station closes after more than 50 years Cottam closure leaves just six operating coal plants in U.K.last_img read more

Exclusive – Mark Warburton reaffirms he will leave Brentford despite leading Bees to Championship play-offs

first_imgBrentford manager Mark Warburton has reiterated that he has not future at the club beyond the end of the season, despite leading the Bees into the Championship play-offs.Brentford have excelled this season after promotion from League One, and earned a deserved 3-0 win over Wigan on the final day of the campaign to set up a play-off semi-final showdown against Middlesbrough.Despite their achievements, Warburton was told in February he would be relieved of his duties regardless after the season’s climax, and the 52-year-old revealed the situation hasn’t changed.When asked if there was any possibility of staying on, he said: “None whatsoever. It is disappointing but I have absolute respect to them [the owners]. The owner and the board have made the decision – they’ve put significant funds into the club and it’s in good hands.“It is frustrating but all we can do is take the club as far as we can.”The Bees maintained their hopes of an unlikely second successive promotion after goals from Alex Pritchard, Jota and Andre Gray against the Latics secured a fifth placed finish.Despite the lofty heights they have reached this campaign, Warburton urged his players to remain focused ahead of Friday’s first leg against Aitor Karanka’s side at Griffin Park.“To deliver a performance of such quality and character was outstanding,” said the Bees’ boss.“What I don’t want to do is give the impression that our season is over – far from it. We have to make sure they [the players] enjoy these moments but Friday night is a huge game.”last_img read more