UK accused of rigging market against renewable energy


Dale Vince, a pioneer of the UK renewable energy industry and founder of green energy company Ecotricity, has accused the British government of corrupting the market in an attempt to scupper green energy in favour of fossil fuels and nuclear power.The criticism comes as RenewableUK, the industry’s trade association, announced that 25.3% of the country’s electricity was produced by green energy sources in the second quarter of this year – more than coal (20.5%) and nuclear power (21.5%).Ecotricity supplies nearly 170,000 British customers with electricity generated by wind and solar power.Mr Vince is calling on the government to do away with the subsidies it grants nuclear power and fossil fuels in order to create an equal opportunities market, since it has decided to cut funding for renewable energy projects already.

via UK accused of rigging market against renewable energy.