Gas may dash carbon budgets
The UK will fail to meet its carbon budgets and its 2050 carbon reduction target if the government pursues a policy of gas-fired electricity generation, says the committee on climate change (CCC)The CCC's warning came in a letter to the prime minister and the energy secretary and followed a recent government statement that it "sees gas as continuing to play an important role in the energy mix
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