Coal-fired UK energy plants export electricity to France

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Britain, which usually imports power from France, has been exporting it across the Channel in November, as operators of the eight remaining British coal power stations appear to be taking advantage of higher purchase prices and outages of French nuclear reactors.

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Polluting coal power stations in Britain have been profiting from the woes of the low-carbon French nuclear industry this month, according to analysis of energy generation data for The Guardian.