Thursday, 8 October 2009

EON giving up, or changing tactics?

Okay, EON have announced that they are shelving a decision on a new coal power station at Kingsnorth for two or three years. Woohoo! This is a victory for the environmental movement and some credit must go to Milliband and the DECC for saying that any new coal power station must have carbon capture and storage installed. EONs unwilligness to do this indicates that this technology is not yet available to them, and was never really part of the plan (we knew that anyway, but hey).

However we need to be careful. This could simply be the company trying to blackmail the government into supporting them with fears of brownouts, or looking to the conservatives to give them the go ahead (see below).

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