Thursday, 8 October 2009
Whilst I can understand the concern of environmentalists over rebuilding this coal fired power station, it is a pity that E.On has delayed its decision to go ahead when this would have been an ideal opportunity to test the carbon capture and storage proposals. The UK has around 200 years supply of coal reserves, and many other countries have even greater quantities. Even with increased use of renewable sources, we can't be sure whether these will be sufficient in the short-term, and there are plenty of empty gas fields in which to store carbon dioxide. If we delay improvement trials of more conventional energy sources, we may not have enough energy provision by the end of the next decade. What do you think?