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Energy: Coal-fired Power Stations

Volume 706: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what they anticipate the lead times for building new coal-fired stations will be. [HL102]

In the Government's Energy Markets Outlook, published in October 2007, we indicated that the lead time for a coal-fired power station could be expected to be around seven years, of which four to five years would be needed for construction.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the building of new coal-fired power stations. [HL104]

The Government published their overall assessment of future security of supply in their Energy Markets Outlook in October 2007, including scenarios for new generation capacity. This is available at energy/ energymarketsoutlook/page41839.html. The 2008 Energy Markets Outlook will be published shortly.