Greenpeace promotes decentralised UK energy

Britain must decentralise its electricity generation system, environmental group Greenpeace said on Tuesday. Producing power close to where it is needed will cut greenhouse gas emissions, enhance energy security, save consumers money and democratise energy production, it claimed in a report. It urged tax incentives for household energy systems and requirements for decentralised energy in all new housing stock and for electricity suppliers to purchase their surplus output. Europe's green movement sees decentralisation as the strategic alternative to large fossil fuel and nuclear power stations (see e.g. EED 10/10/03). See press release.

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