U.K. engineers push 'clean' energy options

The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has called on the U.K. government to speed up the development of wind power and encourage a market for cars running on alternate fuels. In a follow-up to the government's consultation paper on climate change, IMechE backed the government's view that the U.K. should maintain a balanced portfolio of electricity generating fuels, mainly coal, gas, nuclear, and renewables. Meanwhile, the Wavegen unit of Applied Research & Technology Ltd., Inverness, Scotland, was awarded a contract under the government's Scottish Renewables Order to develop a wave energy scheme. The U.K. government recently asked for industry views on...

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