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British green grants fall

The number of government grants made to people in Britain who want install renewable energy systems to their homes has halved, reports the BBC. The fall comes after the low carbon buildings programme cut the maximum grant on offer from £7,500 to £2,500.
Figures seen by the BBC show that in 2007, 2,339 grants
were made nationwide, compared with 5,104 the previous year. Britain is the third worst performer in EU for producing energy from renewable sources - 2% of the UK's energy is produced in this way - and it has been told to raise its share to 15% by 2020.
Last modified on Tuesday, 13 May 2008 13:53