U.K. energy policy U-turn

David Knott London davidk@ogjonline.com A U-turn in U.K. energy policy sparked an entertaining claim by opposition politicians that the government is using regional investment to win votes. The fuss surrounds the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) decision that it "will not raise energy policy objections" to a proposal by Baglan Cogeneration Co. to build a gas-fired power station. Baglan Cogeneration is a joint venture of BP Amoco plc and General Electric, and it plans to build a 500-MW plant on a petrochemicals site at Baglan Bay, South Wales, that is being gradually closed by BP Amoco. DTI's approval is viewed by opposition politicians as a move by government ...

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