United Kingdom: Push for gas-fired power stations

BBC: The government is to unveil its contentious gas strategy this week. Chancellor George Osborne has ruled that gas should continue to play a role in day-to-day electricity generation beyond 2030. He has over-ruled official climate change advisers who want gas to be used almost exclusively to back up nuclear and renewables by then. Also in the next two weeks, DECC will rule on whether controversial drilling for shale gas will go ahead in the UK. Environmentalists say shale gas could become......

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