MEPs push for EU power source transparency

Electricity generators told to tell consumers how much pollution their energy generates

Europe's electricity companies have condemned a European Parliament vote to make them tell consumers about the exact fuel mix behind the power they sell and the associated pollution and waste.

Industry lobby Eurelectric said the requirement, which MEPs approved in Strasbourg yesterday, was "extreme and onerous". Green MEPs and environmentalists meanwhile welcomed it as a "giant step" toward shifting the balance of power away from large utilities in favour of consumers and the environment.

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