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The UK must build at least 20 GW of new electricity generation capacity by 2020. This is equivalent to replacing 30 percent of current power plants.

In this Spark – Energy Insight UK Policy Should Promote Learning to Reveal Lifetime Technology Costs, FTI Intelligence explains the options available to meet carbon emissions targets in addition to Security of Supply requirements. We then consider the costs of rival technologies before suggesting a way forward – promote policies which promote technology learning, such as pilot schemes, and highlighting the benefits of public funding at a significantly lower cost of capital.

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