Shaping things to come

Ward, Tony; Cupit, Michael; Coneybeare, Duncan
February 2008
Utility Week;2/15/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 16, p11
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the Energy White Paper and the subsequent Energy Bill which represent the best opportunity in a decade to influence on the generation fuel mix in Great Britain. The country is currently facing a generation gap caused by the retirement of old plant and rising demand. In the next 18 years some 33GW of generation capacity can reasonably be expected to retire from service. In many ways the recent Energy White Paper and Energy Bill are about encouraging alternatives to gas-fired capacity in response to this need.


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