The global gas crisis has given new impetus to replace fossil gas with clean power generation. Britain’s extraordinary offshore wind resource and the rapid cost reduction in the technology gives an opportunity to phase out expensive gas imports from the power system this decade, and quickly enjoy the benefits of a cheaper domestic energy supply.
This report by Ember sets out a potential pathway the UK could take to drastically reduce gas consumption in the power sector by 2030. It analyses cost savings from a timely transition from gas to a clean power system, as well as discussing energy security considerations and recommendations for policy support. Ember’s own power sector model is described and compared against other leading studies on the UK’s energy transition.
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