05 Mar '12, 10am

Controversial renewable energy report branded 'shoddy nonsense'

The government and renewable energy businesses have slammed the findings of a controversial report that claimed 2020 carbon reduction targets could be achieved more cost effectively by building nuclear and gas-fired power stations instead of wind farms. The report, Powerful Targets , launched by independent consultancy AF Consult yesterday, was based on a study originally developed with consultancy KPMG last year, which formed the basis of a number of media reports attacking the cost of renewable energy. FURTHER READING Ofgem outlines plan to build cheaper offshore wind grid links Davey: New nuclear will learn from mistakes of the past As revealed by BusinessGreen , KPMG subsequently refused to release the full findings over concerns they were "ripe for misinterpretation", after the methodology was attacked by green groups, including trade body RenewableUK. The full report...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2156974/controversia...

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