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26 Nov 2008 05:11:29

Miliband urges public sector to promote renewables



Miliband urges public sector to promote renewables
Ed Miliband has called on the public sector to ensure that procurement and practices promote sustainable energy and support the low carbon economy.

Speaking to the Environment Agency's annual conference, the energy and climate change minister said that with ten per cent of the land in the UK in its ownership it should generate more renewable energy.

Currently the public sector, including schools, hospitals and government departments generate just one per cent of renewable energy.

He added: "At the moment there are plans to develop 500 MW of power, but we can be far more ambitious since there is the capacity for four times as much.

"It requires public sector leaders to be brave and see the opportunities. This will generate energy they can use and income, showing the public sector taking a lead in doing something we all will benefit from; tackling dangerous climate change."

Mr Miliband added that organisations had a role in setting the agenda in the lead up to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next year, where a follow-up to the Kyoto Protocol is to be established.

"We need popular pressure - pressure on me, on local councillors, on our public services and businesses," he said.

Mr Miliband will oversee the passage of the Climate Change Bill into law tomorrow (November 27th), in which the government commitment to a world-leading target of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 is included.

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