Whither UK energy plans — revival of coal power as wind power plans teeter?

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Coal-fired power stations, much reviled by environmentalists for polluting the atmosphere, and wind farms, the new icon for green energy, posed different directions for the UK’s energy needs in two of Britain’s largest Sunday newspapers recently.

The Sunday Times reported that energy giants were planning for a revival of coal power, by building new coal-fired power stations, while Gordon Brown intends to add 5,000 onshore wind turbines to 2,000 already built.

The Observer noted that while Britain has committed itself to cutting greenhouse gases by 80 percent, its UK wind farm plans are teetering on the brink of failure, with rising costs and technical problems that, without urgent action and cash, the targets cannot be met..

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