Published on Wednesday 13th March in Industry News
Mention ‘renewable energy’ in general discussion, particularly in Europe, and people tend to think of the familiar poster children: wind and solar power. This reflects the main thrust of efforts to cut carbon, which is directed at cleaning up the electricity supply. Discussions around wind farms, nuclear power and the alternatives are so productive of dispute that it might be disconcerting for some proponents to realise that even if the electricity supply were completely decarbonised tomorrow, it would be substantially less than half the battle won – closer to a fifth, as it happens.
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