EAC and PAC MPs criticise the Government's energy policies

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EAC and PAC MPs criticise the Government's energy policies

Post by ALEO Admin » Thu May 17, 2018 4:11 pm

The Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have both criticised the Government for its policies on energy, highlighting the drop in clean energy investment, which is now the lowest it has been since 2008, despite the falling costs of renewables.

The BBC reports that "investment in clean energy in the UK has slumped following a fusillade of changes to government policy. These include:
- A ban on new onshore wind farms
- Withdrawing subsidies from solar
- Taxing renewables
- Selling the Green Investment Bank;
- Dumping the Zero Carbon Homes policy;
- Cancelling the £1bn Carbon Capture & Storage competition."

To read more, visit:
https://www.independent.co.uk/environme ... 31276.html

The criticism comes as the latest statistics show that Britain's windfarms provided more electricity than its eight nuclear power stations in the first quarter of 2018.
See https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... -a-quarter

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