UK policy boosts investment in renewables

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Energy Secretary of the United Kingdom, Ed Milibrand,  told the Financial Times on December 21st that the government would not ban new coal fired power stations if such a ban threatened the energy security of the island nation. The UK Climate Change Act 2008 commits the nation to a 20 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, a minimum of 15 percent of energy to be renewable and feed-in tariffs to reward householders and business who install grid interactive power generation. The coal industry has been lobbying for recognition of its investment in carbon capture and storage technologies. It claims that clean coal can be part of a low carbon future. Lobbyists for clean coal in the United States are spending millions of dollars on a campaign to redefine the term

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