Coal power company says that renewable energy targets mean building more coal power stations. Yep, it's the return of the "baseline / backup" argument from the business-as-usual lobby.
"This, E.On suggests, will mean that, to meet renewable targets of 20 per cent of energy being provided from renewables by 2020, the UK's installed power base will need to rise from 76 gigawatts today to more than 100GW."
Which apparently nonsensical reasoning leads to the crux of the matter:
"A spokesman said the question had to be asked how power companies would make money from plants that only run when the wind is not blowing.
'Under the current trading system for power, you just wouldn't build it so clearly there has to be some sort of encouragement,' he said." (emphasis added)