The Grauniad's financial well-being has long been suspect, and it would seem they have now resorted to having stories written by teenage interns with google and wiki blocked on their PCs:
"There were no gas-fired power stations in 1990, but the rapid expansion of the sector driven by the Conservative government, under Margaret Thatcher, was the biggest single factor behind the 25% cut in the UK's greenhouse gas emissions between 1990 and 2010."
I suppose she does loom larger-than-life in the leftists' collective nightmares. At least the gas bit of the story is correct. And the wicked Tories get the credit ! Thankful for small mercies, I suppose.
ahhh ... the Dash for Gas ... those were the days