Chris Huhne halts 'dash for gas' to keep UK on course for carbon targets

clock

The number of gas-fuelled power plants if left unchecked would break legally binding targets, says energy secretary

The UK's "dash for gas" will be halted by the government because if unchecked it would break legally binding targets for carbon dioxide emissions, Chris Huhne, energy and climate change secretary, said...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join now

 

Already a BusinessGreen
member?

Login

More on Policy

Clean hydrogen company receives £26m boost from investors

Clean hydrogen company receives £26m boost from investors

HiiROC’s new technology produces zero carbon “turquoise” hydrogen

clock 30 November 2021 • 2 min read
Liverpool City Region metro mayor Steven Rotherham  has offered to host summit in Liverpool

COPUK?: Government urged to hold climate summit for UK's national, regional and city leaders

Proposals set out today by Our Scottish Future think tank have backing of Scottish Green party leader and mayors of Liverpool City Region and South Yorkshire

Cecilia Keating
clock 29 November 2021 • 2 min read
Site of the HyGreen Teesside project in Hartlepool | Stock: BP

BP plots major renewable hydrogen plant on Teesside

Facility will be built in stages and start producing 'green' hydrogen by 2025, under plans unveiled today

Cecilia Keating
clock 29 November 2021 • 4 min read