Government Gives Hope to the Renewable Sector

Energy secretary Chris Huhne has outlined a plan to build 32,000 more wind turbines and new nuclear plants in Britain as a necessary measure to convert homes across Britain to run on electricity generated by renewable energy sources such as wind and nuclear power.

A report by the Department of Energy and Climate Change says the huge expansion is necessary for Britain to meet greenhouse gas emissions targets with the rest of Europe.

The plan with huge expansion of green energy will build between 6,000 and 10,000 turbines onshore.  Some 25,000 offshore turbines will be built to meet the ambitious plan of Mr Huhne.

The ambitious scheme will create a significant number of jobs in the energy renewable sector; this will help reverse the slow rate of wind turbines being built at the moment and help growth.

Chris Huhne told the Sunday Times: “The carbon plan is a road map for a new industrial revolution in which low-carbon electricity powers the economy and protects us from reliance on imports from volatile parts of the world.”

There is already some scepticism from environment protection groups about the implementation of the project and its long term objective for Britain. An alliance of wildlife groups and activists said the Government needed to show more consideration towards the natural environment.

However, speaking on the Politics Show on BBC Two, Mr Huhne, declared that Britain will do whatever it takes to lead the world in calling for tougher carbon emissions and tackle climate change.

He said: “I think that there is a potential big step forward here, which is that we can get the world committed to coming up with a global overarching treaty by 2015, so that we’re all at least heading in the same direction with a clear road map, so that we get global emissions down by 2020.”

 

What are your thoughts on the government’s proposals for a greener future?  Do you think converting homes across Britain to be run by renewable energy sources is going to change your business? Share your thoughts with us and comment here: 

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