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achieving this aim. For example coal and nuclear run most economically at high load factors, supplying the demand for “base load” electricity. Renewable sources, although often intermittent, provide CO2 free electricity whilst Combined Cycle Gas Turbines provide rapid reaction capacity to supplement electricity supply, especially as a backup to intermittent renewables.
A Vision for Energy Tackling climate change and ensuring security of supply of energy are inseparable; using low carbon technology will be the driver for achieving these inseparable aims. To achieve this Britain requires a balanced energy mix that adopts all forms of generation, using all current and future technologies. Producing our own energy resources will go a long way in achieving sovereignty over the development of our country. In fact it is fundamental to doing so, which is why capitalism has destroyed coal mining, siphoned away oil and put gas and other utilities into the hands of the international market and foreign ownership. Britain’s demand for energy has grown steadily by 1-2% per year and while the current recession has dampened this growth, demand will return, once the economy returns to some form of stability, consequently generating capacity needs to expand. The challenge ahead is significant, Britain requires £200B in investment to renew the nations aging power plant, distribution networks and to install the future technology of smart metering. This is set against a background where Britain has not built a nuclear power station for 15 years and a coal fired station for 40. a robust and flexible energy solution The solutions need to be robust and flexible to accommodate fluctuating changes in demand. A combination of energy sources will be the most reliable and efficient method of