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Electricity Generation

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what estimates he has made of the impact of (a) the commission of new gas-fired generating capacity and (b) the importation through east coast ports of low-sulphur content coal; and if he will make a statement.

The extent to which the generators construct new gas generating capacity and import low-sulphur coal will depend on the level of electricity demand, fuel prices and capital costs.