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An examination of National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios - Cost of Supply

We recently published the first of two papers examining the reality of National Grid's outlook for future energy supplies, covering the security of supply aspect. We are now very pleased to publish the second study, which looks at the cost implications. The authors' proposal to build more gas and nuclear stations rather than continue to expand renewable energy generation capacity would be considerably less expensive than any of the scenarios considered by National Grid.

The full report can be downloaded below. It may be freely quoted, subject to acknowledgement of the source.

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Future costs of UK energy supply

The Scientific Alliance recently published part 1 of an examination of National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios, dealing with security of supply. We are now pleased to publish part 2 - cost of supply. The authors - Dr Capell Aris and Colin Gibson - conclude that building more gas and nuclear stations would be considerably less expensive than any of the NG scenarios, as well as offering better energy security.

What's New

14 October 2016: Read the new report by Dr Capell Aris, published jointly with the Adam Smith Institute - Solar power in Britain: the Impossible Dream