UK renewables policy attacked by think tank

THE GOVERNMENT’S policy of pushing the UK towards renewable energy sources faces attack today from a Westminster think tank.

“Wind and solar power do little to reduce carbon emissions, as they need large-scale back up generating capacity to compensate for their intermittency,” the Adam Smith Institute (ASI) will state in a new report.

The government is already 28 per cent behind its target, while the ASI says that subsidies for renewable energy increase electricity prices.