UK requires 38 new ‘power stations’ if government is to hit green energy targets

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Britain will have to build the equivalent of one new power station every eight weeks until 2020 at a cost of £48billion if the Government is to meet its green energy commitments, power bosses have warned.

A recent study by the National Grid shows that by 2020 the country will need more than 30 gigawatts of new power provision as it moves away from coal-fired power stations, which are being closed on environmental grounds.

This means there will be a greater reliance on green energy, predominantly wind and solar, though the calculations still include the assumption that a substantial amount of energy will be provided by gas-fired power stations.

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