Energy Review - wind power

Only four percent of Britain's energy currently comes from renewables. Most of that is from wind. That is a lot less than the Government target of the 10% from renewables by 2010.

The Government says it will strengthen the renewables obligation, introduced in 2002, which obliges suppliers to take a rising percentage of their electricity fron renewable sources.

ND comment - several of our electricity providers are not British; for example, EDF. One wonders for how long a foreign company will go along with a policy of buying more expensive electricity to pass on to consumers.

The review says that it wants to provide less subsidy for forms of renewable energy which are already profitable, and to provide long term certainty for investors in wind, wave and tidal power.


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