The U.K. government said it expects 40 billion pounds ($65 billion) of investment in renewables by 2020 after shifting incentives toward offshore wind power and away from projects on land in areas where residents object.
The U.K. opposition Labour Party vowed to break up energy companies, replace the regulator and overhaul charges in a program seeking to intensify government discomfort over inflation-busting gains in voters’ energy bills.
Climate negotiators’ failure last week to set emission-limiting rules for the Kyoto Protocol’s extension through 2020 was down to one paragraph on Ukraine’s greenhouse-gas targets, according to the European Union.
U.K. Energy Secretary Ed Davey comments on why emerging nations pushed to remove the word “commitments” from a text at United Nations climate talks in Warsaw on Nov. 23. He was speaking in an interview that day in the Polish capital, as the negotiations were finishing.
China and India said they want to see revisions to one of the key texts outlining the conclusions of the United Nations climate talks, a move that threatens to unravel an agreement at the conference in Warsaw.