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Britain must build more gas-fired power plants now - Tony Lodge

    Falling capacity margins in European electricity markets should "concern British policy makers", writes Tony Lodge in The Times, Monday 4 February.

    As Britain's reliance on European imports increases, Germany and Europe are switching from coal to renewables and supplies of cheap, abundant electricity for Britain are reducing.

    Lodge warns that - if cheap European electricity does become scarce - Britain has limited ability to pick up the slack owing to the country is likely to have "closed all its coal-fired power stations within five years and half of its nuclear capacity will be retired by 2025."

    Click here to read the full piece on The Times website.

    Tony Lodge is the author of "The Hidden Wiring", a report urging Britain to reduce its reliance on imported energy.

    Date added: Monday 4th February 2019