Poland’s coal plants already get billions of Euros subsidies through a variety of loopholes and derogations from European law. Now the spectre of a capacity market means an even bigger figure
Today, the European carbon price hit 20 Euros. Our analysis shows rising carbon, coal and gas prices mean that for the first time new onshore wind and solar can compete with the short-term costs of generating electricity from existing coal and gas plants.
The UK is already leading the world in phasing out coal, but National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios show we can phase-out coal even earlier, by 2022
Sandbag recently contributed to a #FutureOfEurope debate as part of the 6th annual Eurosfat conference in Bucharest
In the near term the UK grid will require some additional fossil peaking plant, which will work alongside batteries and DSR to ensure the lights stay on.