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Carbon Trust endangered as UK government looks to axe RAB

UK: The Renewables Advisory Board (RAB), which advises the UK government on renewable policy, is being closed down according to leaked documents detailing plans to cut the number of quangos.

The document, published in the Daily Telegraph, lists around 177 that are to be axed. Additionally another 94, including the Carbon Trust and the Energy Savings Trust are under review.

The Carbon Trust administers initiatives including the Offshore Wind Accelerator and the Marine Renewable Proving Fund.

In 2002, energy minister Brian Wilson launched the RAB. It consists of an independent body of experts to advise the government on renewables policy.

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