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Time to support clean energy

WE won't tackle soaring fuel bills until we tackle the root cause of the problem – rocketing gas cost.

Ending our addiction to fossil fuels, slashing energy waste and developing renewable energy resources would not only provide us with an affordable energy system, it would also combat the growing threat of climate change.

Major financial institutions, including the Bank of America, have accused the Government of scaring off investment in renewable energy, because of its refusal to have a power-sector decarbonisation target in its Energy Bill.

Many peers in the House of Lords are known to share this view and look likely to reverse the blocked decarbonisation target. Faced with fresh scientific warnings about the impact of climate change and the urgent need to fix our broken energy system, the Government must drop opposition to clean power targets.

ANDY ATKINS

Friends of the Earth

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