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WWF wants to help wind

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The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has invited the wind industry to forge closer links with it to help influence government policy on renewable energy. Speaking at the BWEA conference in Edinburgh, Martin Mathers from WWF Scotland suggested both organisations should work together before making submissions to the Department of Trade and Industry's policy review. "BWEA would bring the hands-on expertise that WWF lacks, and WWF could bring the global and national environmental perspective," he said. The WWF is also looking to the industry to help in refining the criteria for its green electricity certification scheme. Mathers also proposed a joint approach to arm the energy minister with the information he needs to lobby the Treasury for a fairer tax regime to reflect the environmental benefits of renewable energy.

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