‘They have not done anything’: Hunt slammed for failing to back solar energy in Budget

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By Nicholas Earl The government should have prioritised ramping up renewables such as solar power instead of pledging £20bn to carbon capture, usage and storage, argued energy bosses, industry bodies and think tanks. Nigel Pocklington, chief executive of supplier Good Energy told City A.M. that CCUS had a role in the path to net zero, even if it was sometimes used as a “fig leaf for maintaining fossil fuel interests longer.” However, he criticised the comparative lack of policies and funding in the Budget towards reviving onshore wind and boosting solar power – an increasingly gaping issue wit…

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