WWF: No New Gas Plants for the UK Needed

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A new report finds there is no need for the UK to build new gas plants to replace coal as renewables can do the job.

Official Press Release WWF UK:

As Renewables Replace Coal, Planned Gas Plants Destined to Become Expensive White Elephants

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As Renewables Replace Coal, Planned Gas Plants Destined to Become Expensive White Elephants

New report finds UK is on track to phase-out coal by 2025 and can keep the lights on without building any new large gas plants

Renewables, storage and more flexible technology will provide enough electricity and keep the UK’s electricity grid stable as coal is phased-out over the next few years – eliminating the need to build new carbon-emitting large gas plants, a new report by WWF and Sandbag has found. The report concludes that, even by conservative estimates, planned large scale gas projects aren’t needed; renewable generation will surpass coal’s contribution to the energy mix by 2022, ensuring the UK doesn’t need to replace one dirty fossil fuel with another. The report, Coal to Clean – The end of the gas era is... ... More: Official Press Release WWF UK

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