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Environmentalist

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 122–138 | Cite as

UK electricity requirements and the environmental and economic aspects of the development of the combined cycle power station

  • Jane Bantock
  • James Longhurst
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Abstract

In the space of three to four years, gas has changed from being a premium fuel, not to be utilized in power stations, to virtually the only fuel being considered for future electricity generation in the UK. This paper reviews the growth in the use of gas for electricity generation within the UK, with particular regard to the adoption of the gas-fired combined cycle power station. The environmental, economic and strategic issues associated with the proposed development of approximately 27 GW of new gas-fired plant are analysed and the resulting effects on existing base load power plant within the UK are considered.

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Power Plant Environmental Management Nature Conservation Electricity Generation Resulting Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Bantock
  • James Longhurst
    • 1
  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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