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27 Jun 2011 10:06:09

Public 'must take ownership of low carbon future'



Public 'must take ownership of low carbon future'
The chairman of energy giant Centrica has said the British public must be given greater control over the shift to low carbon power.

Speaking at the Economist Energy Summit, Sam Laidlaw said the increase in consumer bills Ofgem is predicting will arise as a result of decarbonising the power network, presents a significant concern for the public, but said he himself supports low carbon energy.

"The public needs to know the price; and the public needs to take ownership of the decision, along with the energy companies and the government," he commented.

Mr Laidlaw said he believes as power stations are taken out of service, they must be replaced with greener methods of generation, but stressed the additional cost of these technologies means that all "require some degree of incentive and a support mechanism".

The UK is hoping to generate 15 percent of its energy for heat, transport and power, from renewable sources by 2020, compared to the three percent which came from renewables in 2009. ADNFCR-1235-ID-800599985-ADNFCR


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