Government backs Notts gas plant despite 'inevitable' rise in greenhouse gas emissions

The energy secretary has approved plans for a new gas-fired power plant at an existing coal-fired power station site at West Burton in Nottinghamshire after he concluded that an "inevitable" rise in greenhouse gas emissions would be offset by the scheme's "contribution to a secure and flexible energy supply".

by Michael Donnelly
Energy secretary Alok Sharma (pic: Getty)
Energy secretary Alok Sharma (pic: Getty)

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