England’s Energy Secretary Ed Miliband has laid out how Britain would meet its legally-binding targets to cut emissions by 34 per cent by 2020. Some key points:
- 40 per cent of electricity would come from low carbon sources, including ‘renewables’, nuclear and clean coal by the end of the next decade. Planning measures will make it easier to build unpopular onshore wind farms.
- By 2020 the impact of all proposals will add 8 percent to the average homeowner’s energy bill.
- The measures should boost green jobs to 1.2 million by 2020.