Homeowners planning to compare energy companies may be encouraged by a proposed new bill designed to support carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
The proposed energy bill could provide funding for four power stations fitted with the technology that is designed to reduce the environmental impact of plants that are fired using fossil fuels such as coal, reports New Energy Focus.
Under the plans, the CCS-equipped plants could be active within five or six years, further improving the energy diversity catering for the UK's national requirements.
Ed Miliband, the energy and climate change secretary, told the website: "We're moving fast on CCS. It's a critical technology in the fight against climate change and I want the UK to lead the world with it. This bill is about providing the finance needed for the construction of commercial-scale demonstration plants."
Industry experts have voiced their concern that more coal-fired power stations may be needed in the UK before the new generation of nuclear reactors come online around 2017.
French-owned energy supplier EDF is leading nuclear regeneration in the UK.
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