Why the business secretary overruled an inspector's recommendation and approved a gas-fired power plant

A minister's approval of a gas-fired power plant against an inspector's finding potentially conflicts with the government's commitment to its net zero carbon target, say some experts, who also suggest the decision illustrates the need for an overhaul of the eight-year-old energy national policy statements.

by Colin Marrs
Drax: gas plant plan approved (pic: Tim Dennell, Flickr)
Drax: gas plant plan approved (pic: Tim Dennell, Flickr)

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