Ruth Mitchell

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Renewable energy strategy under fire

THE UK is making “unacceptably slow” progress towards its renewable energy targets, MPs have warned.

The Committee of Public Accounts told the BBC there was no clear understanding of the cost and success of some alternative technologies.

It said the Department of Energy and Climate Change needed “a greater sense of urgency and purpose”.

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said the coalition government was determined to “deliver on the low-carbon economy”.

During its hearings, the committee was told that the UK would miss its target to supply 10% of electricity from renewable sources by the end of 2010.

The report, Funding the Development of Renewable Energy Technologies, said the Energy Department and its predecessors had not done enough to address the slow progress.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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