Report: UK will need gas in the future - but must avoid 'carbon lock-in'

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Gas stations are preferable to coal as back-up to renewable energy, but emissions must be kept in check warns Carbon Connect forum

The UK must continue its policy of closing coal-fired power stations to meet its climate targets and should switch plants to run on biomass or gas to reduce emissions over the coming decades. Significant...

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