Modern CCGT power stations are the cleanest and most efficient fossil fuel power generation technology available. They produce less than half the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) than an equivalent sized coal plant and, unlike traditional fossil fuel power stations (such as coal and oil), the sulphur content of natural gas is negligible and emissions of dust from the proposed CCGT power station will be minimal.
Permission to emit pollutants to the air is closely controlled and monitored by the Environment Agency (EA), who award licenses to power plant operators. In developing our proposals we have undertaken an Air Quality Impact Assessment (AQIA) and have created an air dispersion model which assesses how the emissions from the power station will impact the local area.
Our technical studies have shown that the operation of the power station will be safely within the air quality objectives for the protection of human health.