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New report: The Future of Natural Gas in the UK – Friends of the Earth Reaction


Commenting on a new report ‘The future of natural gas in the UK’, published today by the UK Energy Research Centre which looks at what role gas could play in the UK’s energy system if we want to meet our mandatory climate targets, Friends of the Earth Energy campaigner Tony Bosworth said “This report shows that gas is not a long-term solution to our energy problems. It was written before the Paris agreement – which  increased our climate ambitions, and so further reduces any long-term role for gas in the UK.

“Building more gas-fired power stations, as the Government wants, risks locking us into a high carbon future, making it harder to tackle climate change.

“The real answer to our energy problems is investing more in renewable power and improving energy efficiency.”

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