09 May '11, 9am

Climate Change Committee publishes renewable energy report: Review finds big role for green energy

Climate Change Committee publishes renewable energy report 9 May 2011 The Committee on Climate Change published its review of renewable energy today (Monday 9 May 2011), concluding that renewable energy should make a major contribution to decarbonising the UK economy - and Friends of the Earth renewed its call on the Government to urgently provide the investment needed to boost green energy and build a low-carbon future. The Committee on Climate Change review says there is huge potential for fuelling the UK on renewable sources of energy - up to 45 per cent of our needs by 2030, compared with a mere three per cent today. It also finds a role for nuclear power and carbon capture and storage. Friends of the Earth's Director of Policy and Campaigns Craig Bennett said: "It's great that the Committee on Climate Change has recognised the huge role renewable energy could and shou...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/press_releases/ccc_energy_r...

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