Brexit Britain on EU Green Targets: “Trade and growth are now priorities for all posts”

For this one reason alone I feel vindicated voting for Brexit. Eventually even our kids might come to appreciate this…

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Britain is preparing to ditch EU Green Targets, on the grounds they promote useless renewables at the expense of plausible solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as nuclear power.

Britain preparing to scrap EU green energy targets as part of a bonfire of red tape after Brexit

Steven Swinford, deputy political editor 14 APRIL 2017 • 10:00PM

Britain is preparing to scrap EU green energy targets which will add more than £100 to the average energy bill as part of a bonfire of red tape after Brexit.

The UK is currently committed to getting 15 per cent of all energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2020.

Ministers have long been critical of the targets because they exclude nuclear power, carbon capture or gains from energy efficiency.

The UK is currently on course to miss the target and incur millions of…

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