More green energy investment urged, as new renewable contracts awarded

26th February 2015
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Commenting on news today (Thursday 26 February) that just two offshore wind and only five solar projects have been awarded contracts following a Government auction, Friends of the Earth energy campaigner Simon Bullock said:  “Ministers should be investing far more on the UK’s huge renewable energy potential, instead of wasting it on the nuclear white elephant at Hinkley.  

“The cost of renewable energy is plummeting, and with better Government support will fall even faster. Solar and onshore wind are already cheaper than nuclear power.

“There is a big prize to be seized: thousands of jobs, cheaper energy and tackling climate change. The coalition Government should switch its support from nuclear to renewables.”

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