"A report by Aurora Energy Research has found that the carbon tax, which penalises dirtier coal more heavily than gas, has been “instrumental” in this change, along with cheap gas prices. However, it forecasts that coal plants could enjoy a revival in the early 2020s because coal is likely to become relatively cheaper than gas."
"Richard Howard, Head of Research at Aurora : "the economic flip would require the Government to set a carbon price of around £40 a ton by 2025 to phase out coal using market-drivers....The Government faces a tough decision on the future of the carbon price....Ministers will be wary of balancing their competing priorities to meet carbon reduction targets, while securing affordable energy and managing tax receipts"
Germans to pay slightly lower surcharge for renewable energy in 2018
"'A sustainable fall in the surcharge can only be expected for the early 2020s when the EEG payments to the first generation of extremely highly subsidised installations of the early 2000s expire,' said Manual Koehler, managing director of the German branch of Britain's Aurora Energy Research."