The government must not renege on its green pledges

The Observer, 10 June 2012:

The attempt by George Osborne to cut the subsidy to onshore windfarms indicates that the government’s energy policy is in disarray. Although Osborne is bowing to pressure from rightwing Tories, a recent poll shows that seven out of 10 people in the UK support the development of windfarms. It is unfortunate that governments try to interfere with the renewable market by subsidising some forms of renewable more than others, whereas the sensible approach would be to provide an equal feed-in tariff for all sources and leave the market to decide whether it wishes to pursue wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydro etc.

Dr Robin Russell-Jones
Chair, Planetary SOS
Stoke Poges, Bucks

 

 

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