£40bn: the real cost of going green

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BRITAIN can hit its targets for reducing carbon emissions and spend £40bn less than envisaged if it embarks on a new “dash for gas”, an influential consultancy has claimed.

Pressing ahead with the current plans for investing in renewables and nuclear energy risks burdening the struggling British economy with unnecessarily high energy bills, the report by AT Kearney adds.

The research, to be published this week, recommends instead investing in a new fleet of efficient gas-fired power stations.

via £40bn: the real cost of going green | The Sunday Times.

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