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Clean British Energy

13th March 2016

Britain has a unique opportunity to clean up its power generation by replacing its existing fossil fuel power stations by renewable energy when they come to the end of their lives.  However, the Government is threatening to saddle the UK with another generation of gas-fired power stations, which would be in action for at least 20 years and would make it impossible for the country to meet its emissions targets under the Climate Change Act.

Friends of the Earth believes we cannot run the risk of another ‘dash for gas’, and pushed for a decarbonisation target to be included in the Energy Bill. This target would pave the way for many thousands of green jobs to be created in the renewables sector, as well as keeping the UK on track to meet its long-term climate goals.