Government to overhaul UK energy market

09 Nov 2010
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Government to overhaul UK energy market

The UK energy market could be set for a shake-up in the coming weeks as the country's coalition government is preparing to outline reform of the sector.

According to a report in the Guardian, later this month, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will make an announcement of the future of wind energy in the UK and how it plans to boost the sector.

It is thought that there could be a dip in the number of new wind farms being installed in Britain soon.

The news provider stated that this is because orders for wind turbines are falling, which may cast doubt on the claims from DECC that 100,000 green jobs can be created in wind energy.

"As orders for cables, foundations and other equipment are typically made two to three years ahead of the project being completed, the slowdown will start to bite among UK suppliers next year," it noted.

North-west MEP Sajjad Karim recently told the News and Star Cumbria could be a hub for renewable energy

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