27 Nov '14, 4pm

Nuclear and offshore wind allocated most of UK's energy spending

Nuclear and offshore wind allocated most of UK's energy spending

The British government’s investment pipeline is chock-full of energy and transport projects that together account for more than 85% of its projected capex, according to Energydesk analysis. But where the UK’s roads, rails and airports are largely paid for using public money, energy infrastructure investment is exclusively the purview of private enterprise — which means the government doesn’t actually know what projects will get financial backing and what will not. Instead, the tall blue bar in graph below that represents total energy capex illustrates how much Her Majesty’s Treasury expects big business will spend, encouraged by official incentive programmes (subsidies). The numbers behind the country’s infrastructure are available for perusal on this spreadsheet , colour-coded especially for you. Here are four things we’ve learned about infrastructure spending in Britain....

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/newsdesk/energy/data/4-chart...

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