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Fossil factor:


League place
(1 = worst)


*How this was calculated

Image of Didcot 'A' power station

Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7HA

Mid-table in the dinosaur league and another trying to escape closure by varying its diet to include biomass (renewable fuel made from plants). It has no plans to fit sulphur controls (which cut acid rain causing sulphur dioxide) and uses imported coal (increases climate change through transport).


Extinction forecast
Could be forced to close by end of the decade if Government introduces tight environmental controls.


Related species
Owned by Innogy, who also own Tilbury and Aberthaw.


Image of dinosaur footprintsHelp us make carbon dinosaurs extinct

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from these stations will be controlled from 2005 but just how strict those controls will be depends on the Government and you.

Needless to say, the companies that own them will be fighting any control every step of the way.

Write to your MP asking them to demand that the Secretary of State for the Environment introduces tough controls on these monsters.

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