UK's Labour backs clean power goal

UK industry body RenewableUK has welcomed a pledge by the country’s opposition Labour party to embrace a 2030 power decarbonisation target.

Shadow energy minister Tom Greatrex said a target will be included in Labour’s manifesto for the 2015 national election.

Adoption of the target has become a live issue in the UK, with renewable energy supporters accusing the ruling Coalition government of fudging the issue by deferring a decision on decarbonisation in new energy legislation. An attempt to lever a target into the Energy Bill narrowly failed earlier this month.

RenewableUK chief executive Maria McCaffery welcomed the move and said: “RenewableUK hopes that all political parties will appreciate the necessity Log in to read complete article.

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