Energy and Climate Change
Eilidh Whiteford (Banff and Buchan, Scottish National Party)
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the probable installed capacity of (a) unabated gas-fired electricity generation and (b) unabated coal-fired electricity generation that there will be in the UK electricity system in 2025.
Charles Hendry (Minister of State (Renewable Energy), Energy and Climate Change; Wealden, Conservative)
It is difficult to accurately predict the amount of installed capacity for unabated coal and gas in 2025, as (provided they continue to comply with environmental legislation) the decision to retire old plants, and build new ones, is a commercial matter for individual plant operators.
The Carbon Plan, which was published on
Some estimates of future installed capacity, and the assumptions underlying these estimates, can be found in the following:
DECC's Updated Emissions Projections
DECC's Carbon Plan