Global market forces and the impending shift towards greener forms of steel manufacturing will likely render plans for a new coal mine in Cumbria redundant, writes Andrew Warren.
Business Green 25th Feb 2021 read more »
Drax has scrapped its controversial plans to build Europe’s largest gas power plant at its site in North Yorkshire following fierce opposition from climate groups. The electricity generator confirmed that it would drop plans to build two combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) in place of two old coal burning units at the Drax site, weeks after completing the sale of four other gas plants to a subsidiary of Vitol last month. The decision to cancel the plans draws a line under three years of opposition from green groups who argued they were inconsistent with the UK’s ambitions to lead the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Guardian 25th Feb 2021 read more »
Plans to build dozens of new gas power plants would derail UK climate targets and push up the cost of power for bill payers, experts warned today. Building new clean energy plants like offshore wind farms, combined with new energy storage technologies, would be a cheaper, greener way to develop the national grid, according to the think-tank Carbon Tracker. Over the coming decade the UK will need to build out new electricity supply to fill the gap left as ageing coal and nuclear plants close. Some of the demand will be met from new renewable plants, but 14GW of new gas power is also in the pipeline.
iNews 25th Feb 2021 read more »
Petrol prices will rise for thousands of motorists as the Government rolls out a new greener fuel that is incompatible with older cars. All petrol stations will sell E10, which is 10 per cent bioethanol, as the standard from September, the Government will announce on Thursday. The older E5 petrol will be sold as the more expensive super grade and available at the majority of petrol stations. The switch will add around 1.6 per cent to all drivers’ fuel costs because E10 is less efficient, meaning drivers will have to buy more per mile, the AA said.
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