‘From coal to clean’ – UK does not need to turn to gas, says WWF

Report suggests renewables, battery storage and flexible technologies can replace coal plants

The UK has no need to build new large gas-fired power stations to replace the coal plants that the government has pledged to switch off by 2025, the World Wide Fund for Nature has argued.

The gap can instead be filled by renewables, battery storage and flexible technologies, allowing the UK to go from “coal to clean” and skip new gas completely, according to a report by the environmental group.

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