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UK exports coal power to France as the cold bites
This is an unusual story - we normally 'exporting' pollution with developed economies locating production plants in developing economies. However, in this case, it's France getting coal-fired electricity generated in the UK
Under normal circumstances, the UK is a net importer of power from France - however, safety concerns in the nuclear industry and cold weather have bid up the price of French-produced power and encouraged French firms to buy power from the UK, which in turn increases the carbon emissions in the UK.
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