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
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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