British power producer Drax mothball its coal-fired power generation units as part of a strategy review triggered by competition from cheap gas and renewables.
coal-fired power station
GREAT store is being placed on coal-fired plant, not just in the UK, but also in other countries such as the US and China.
It has been a mixed month for the electricity industry in Scotland. On the negative side, DONG Energy announced its withdrawal from the joint venture planning to build a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston.
SHELL UK and National Grid are joining ScottishPower's carbon capture and storage (CCS) consortium.
A consortium led by ScottishPower has qualified as an entrant in the UK Government's competition to develop Britain's first commercial scale carbon-capture and storage (CCS) project.
This month, the Policy Exchange expects to publish a new report on how the Government can make carbon capture work in the UK by setting in place the incentives industry needs to make this happen. This is vital if New Labour is to live up to its pledges on greenhouse gas emissions.