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A renewed ‘dash for gas’ is a risky option for the UK

Bassi, Samuela (2013) A renewed ‘dash for gas’ is a risky option for the UK. British Politics and Policy at LSE (16 May 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

New discoveries and extraction techniques have created a buzz about a ‘dash for gas’ in the UK. Samuela Bassi argues in favour of the UK using gas as a way to move off dirtier energy sources such as coal, but that it is used judiciously in those areas where it offers the greatest contribution to decarbonising the power sector. Investment in complementary technologies, such as CCS and flexibility measures to accommodate intermittent renewables, will be essential to ensure that future UK electricity generation is consistent with emissions targets.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 12:14
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 12:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75636

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