11 Dec '15, 9am

Energy round-up: we take a look back at what's happened in 2015

Energy round-up: we take a look back at what's happened in 2015

Despite managing to meet its Kyoto targets in terms of reducing emissions, current government policy is set to jeopardize further necessary mitigation efforts . Between July and November, the government notably scrapped subsidies for solar and wind power, increased taxes on low carbon energy , and removed schemes for energy efficiency. Ironically, the UK is the only of G8 countries to have sizeably increased its subsidies for fossil fuels . Renewables such as onshore wind, which are increasingly financially competitive with gas and coal , are suddenly competing on an even more uneven playing field. Similarly, instead of promoting clean energy the government is committed to fracking, cultivating the myth of shale gas as a solution for a low carbon economy . But the UK is also ambivalent when it comes to its global climate change mitigation strategy . Our analysis suggests t...

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entry/energy-round-up-lo...

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