UK Government targets new ‘Net Zero ready’ gas-fired power plants

Laws surrounding existing UK gas plants are to be broadened by the government to allow the conversion to low-carbon alternatives such as hydrogen.

The Energy Security has set out a plan to boost gas power capacity through widening existing laws requiring new gas plans to be built ‘Net Zero ready’ and able to convert to alternatives, and for them to run less frequently as the country rolls out other low-carbon tech.

The government wants to build new gas-fired power stations to boost energy security as part of the second consultation on the Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA). It is expected the country’s existing gas facilities will be extended where practical and new capacity will be built to replace plants that need to be retired.

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