Energy Security Strategy: Government promises 'major acceleration of homegrown power'

James Murray
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Energy Security Strategy: Government promises 'major acceleration of homegrown power'

But campaigners slam strategy that will 'do nothing to help the UK get off Russian gas this year', warning 'the person who will be happiest with it is Vladimir Putin'

The government will tomorrow publish its long-awaited Energy Security Strategy, promising that the sweeping new plan will 'supercharge' clean energy deployment and put the UK on track to source 95 per cent of its power from domestic low carbon sources by 2030. However, with calls growing for European governments to impose sanctions on fossil fuel exports from Russia in response to the latest atrocities in Ukraine, campaigners slammed the proposed package of measures arguing that it was badly underpowered and would "do nothing to help the UK get off Russian gas this year". The release ...

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