Environmental concerns drive power-generating technology changes

December 2006
MarketWatch: Global Round-up;Dec2006, Vol. 5 Issue 12, p158
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The article focuses on the influence of environmental concerns and government policy on power-generating technology development in Great Britain. It is noted that low capital costs and high fuel efficiency are two fundamental reasons why combined gas turbine plants are the most popular choice for the new plant build. Meanwhile, investment in renewables are concentrated within wind farms because wind farms are financially attractive.


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