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Rural energy stance

A new report has been published by the Council for the Protection of Rural England as its contribution to the UK government's review of renewable energy policy. "Renewable Energy in the UK: policies for the future," is written by Catherine Mitchell from Sussex University's Science Policy Research Unit. It argues that if renewables are to meet the government's target of 10% of electricity supply by 2010, a more diverse range of technologies need to be promoted than at present. In a direct criticism of the current market mechanism, the Non Fossil Fuel Obligation, the report says the diversity goal cannot be met by minimising the price paid to renewables (Windpower Monthly, November 1997).

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