Gas investment needed for renewables back-up

Gas investment needed for renewables back-up
Gavin Evans
New gas-based businesses may need to be developed to ensure the country has sufficient flexible fuel resources to back up its growing fleet of renewable generation, the Gas Industry Company says.Use of gas in power generation and for petrochemical production is expected to fall during the next 30 years, and by 2050 the country’s electricity supply could be 98 percent renewable, GIC chief executive Andrew Knight says.However, long-term scenarios developed for the gas regulator by Concept Consulting show that gas-fired generation will still play...

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