Wednesday, 28 April 2010

CBI warns European laws will force the closure of 14 UK power stations

The Government should oppose European laws that will threaten the UK's energy security by closing 14 British power plants by 2016, the CBI has urged.

The business group wants the life of the power plants to be extended until at least 2021, when Britain's new nuclear power stations and more wind farms will have been built.

Member states are due to vote next week on the law, which also reduces the UK's ability to decide for itself how best to meet air pollution targets

The UK is facing a potential energy crisis in the second half of this decade if the old coal and oil-fired stations are shut down to comply with European pollution laws. Read more...


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