Ruth Mitchell

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UK power sector ‘needs overhaul’

THE UK needs to revolutionise the power industry to meet its climate change laws, according to a report by the government’s climate advisers.

The Climate Change Committee says the current free-market system to deliver new power supplies is not working now, and will not work in the future.

It suggests a new hybrid system where government dictates the amount of clean power that’s needed.It then gets private firms to bid to provide it.

The government has responded positively to the report, and will publish its own ideas on energy reform next week.

The government’s Climate Change Act prescribes emissions cuts of 80% by 2050 (against a 1990 baseline).

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

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