Posted: 17 April, 2012. Written by REA News
Renewable Energy Association
17th April 2012
REA Chief Executive Gaynor Hartnell comments on DECC’s shale gas recommendations
“Before the Government pins its hopes on shale gas, it should look at all the potential implications, not just whether it can be extracted without causing mini earth tremors. There is no justification for this to undermine the case for renewables. Globally, renewables are being deployed at a faster rate than any other energy technologies, and for good reason. The UK needs to get firmly on the path to a renewable future and not be left behind. Whilst Nick Clegg sends a strong message on this, the overall impression is that the Government risks getting distracted by other potential options such as nuclear, carbon capture & storage and now shale gas.”
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Notes to Editors
1. The Renewable Energy Association represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of all forms of renewable energy in the UK across power, heat, transport and renewable gas. It is the largest renewable trade association in the UK, with 960 members, ranging from major multinationals to sole traders. For more information, see: www.r-e-a.net
2. 2012.02.06 Nick Clegg – Going for growth means going for green: extracts below from DECC press release
“The race is on to lead the world in clean, green energy. Last year we saw record-breaking global investment in renewables - outstripping the cash piled into fossil fuels… So the choice for the UK is simple: wake up, or end up playing catch up… Low-carbon markets are the next frontier in the battle for global pre-eminence… I want the UK to be the number one destination for green investment. We’re in this race to win it.”
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