UK energy policy criticised by WWF

24 Nov 2010
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UK energy policy criticised by WWF

The UK's energy policy has been strongly criticised by the WWF, which has given it an E grade in a new report.

On the scale of A to G, the UK received one of the lowest marks from the organisation, due to its lack of sustainable buildings and ongoing renewable energy developments.

The WWF explained that although the UK's long-term, legally-binding framework set out earlier this year in the Climate Change Act scored a B, other failings brought down the average score to an E.

It added that results for other countries show that the best energy policy measures are not being taken note of across the continent.

"The UK government urgently needs to go through all its policies to address the weaknesses that show up in this report - especially in transport and energy efficiency," commented the WWF.

This comes in contrast to a new report by environmental thinktank E3G, reported by Business Green, which stated that European energy policy should copy the UK's plans. 

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