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Appeal: Gas power plant allowed as renewable infrastructure

Gas power station / Shutterstock: 271820135

Permission has been granted for a 14MW gas-fuelled 'peaking' power plant in east Derbyshire, after the appellant successfully argued that the plant would 'contribute to renewable energy infrastructure' despite being powered by a fossil fuel.

The proposal sought permission for a "peaking" power generation plant, a type of plant that only runs during high demand periods to supplement power supply. The plant would comprise seven generators, each with exhaust flues of six metres in height, as well as a number of other ancillary buildings. Fuelled by natural gas, it would provide up to 14MW of energy to support the local elect.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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