12 Mar '12, 8am

Davey rejects “monumental national folly” of ditching wind power

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has again offered a vigorous defence of the government's renewable energy policy, insisting it would prove a "monumental national folly" for the government to scale back its ambitions for wind farms and other forms of low carbon energy. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show yesterday, Davey rejected accusations that wind farms were too inefficient and costly to play a growing role in the UK's energy mix. FURTHER READING UK pushing for tougher emissions cuts at "crucial" EU meeting Government downplays Green Deal delay fears He said that all forms of low carbon energy had "some risks attached", and as such it was in the national interest to develop a balanced energy mix containing wind, nuclear, other forms of renewables, and fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage (CCS) capabilities. "I'm no Mystic Meg, I'm a politician wh...

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