Ruth Mitchell

?Government must not duck tough energy decisions? - EEF

The government’s new energy review - to be announced today - must not avoid any tough decisions, warns manufacturers’ organisation EEF.EEF Northern Director Alan Hall said: “Government cannot afford to duck tough decisions on energy and must put in place a clear strategy to address our future needs that will include both renewables and nuclear at it’s heart, not as a last resort. This is essential given our dwindling oil reserves and increasing dependence on overseas suppliers.” The UK’s carbon emissions have risen in recent years, leaving the government well off its own domestic target. Urgent action is needed if the UK is to meet its Kyoto commitments to reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2050.

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