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Green energy: Britain’s bad example

Britain cannot cleanse the air alone—but it can lead by example

By Jay Elwes   December 2018

Solar energy: cheap, green and popular—so why doesn't the government like it?

It’s hard to know what to make of Britain’s policy on carbon emissions. Only recently, the government helped to bring about a real success in the cleanest energy of all—solar. The technology became cheaper due to the mass production of photo-voltaic cells, and UK energy market reforms made solar even more economical.  

But then last year, the government announced it was changing policy to make solar energy more expensive. It seemed a completely inexplicable act, especially…

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