Minister wants 'sensible' renewable energy investments

23 Aug 2010
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Minister wants 'sensible' renewable energy investments

Britain will make investments into renewable energy, but will wait until the time is right, according to the UK energy minister.

Charles Hendry, a Conservative MP since 2001, stated that the coalition between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives is looking for "sensible" investment opportunities.

Speaking to the Telegraph, he also admitted that he is keen for nuclear to play a part in UK energy developments in the future.

"I see it as my job to remove the barriers for investment in nuclear," he said.

But he added that investments made only in nuclear power would be seen as a subsidy.

It is therefore clear that even if the UK government does decide to fund the creation of new nuclear power stations, it will also look towards other renewable energy developments.

Last week, the Courier reported that renewable energy investments in Fife could help to create green jobs in the area, adding that are area can be at the forefront of the industry due to its resources. 

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