UK downgrades forecasts for new gas power capacity amid renewables surge

BusinessGreen staff
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BEIS has halved its projections for new gas power capacity by 2035 compared to its forecasts last year, according to analysis by Carbon Brief

The government has downgraded its forecasts for new gas power capacity coming online between now and 2035, and is predicting renewables and nuclear power will increase their dominance of the electricity...

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