When will the Capacity Market confusion end?

Madeleine Cuff
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The Capacity Market has been suspended in the UK since November
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The Capacity Market has been suspended in the UK since November

With Greenpeace backing a judicial review into the Capacity Market suspension, hopes are fading fast that auctions could go ahead this year - and that implications for coal and clean tech alike

Coal power is no longer a force to be reckoned with on the UK power grid. It now makes up a small and dwindling fraction of UK electricity supply and is predicted to be off the system entirely by 2025...

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