In brief: Eggborough coal plant closes, Ofwat chastises water firms

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Eggborough power station. Photograph: Fu55play/Flickr
Eggborough power station, North Yorkshire. Photograph: Fu55play/Flickr

Eggborough coal plant misses out in capacity auction

Eggborough coal-fired power station in North Yorkshire will close following an unsuccessful bid to secure funding in the T-1 capacity market auction 2018-2019. A draft development consent order for a new 2.5 gigawatt gas plant on the Eggborough site was submitted to the National Infrastructure Planning authority on 1 February, although funding will still need to be secured.

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