Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Public cuts won't hit UK green energy targets

Britain's coalition government will stick to its promise to be the greenest
ever despite huge cuts in public spending, Secretary for Energy and Climate
Change (DECC) Chris Huhne told Reuters on Tuesday. Government departments have been told to cut their budgets by 25 to 40
percent over the next four years to help reduce the national deficit, with
the results of the spending review due on Wednesday.

The review could impact funding for renewables energy schemes such as an
offshore wind port infrastructure competition and solar power feed-in

"We're not going to be put off by the small matter of the public spending
review," Huhne said on the sidelines of the European Future Energy Forum

But he declined to comment on whether the 60 million pound ($94.69 million)
port competition would go ahead, despite media reports that it would survive
the cuts.

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