IEA calls for renewables adoption rate boost

07/12/1999
The Renewable Energy Working Party of the International Energy Agency, Paris, has called for the energy industry to speed the rate of adoption of renewables.The call came at a time when the U.K. regulator Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) reduced its levy on fossil fuels to support renewable energy projects because of slow take-up of renewables schemes.Ofgem said its fossil-fuel levy for England and Wales would be cut to 0.3% from 0.7% beginning Oct. 1: "The reduction follows a slow-down in the expected rate of commissioning schemes approved at the last rate-settling exercise."Cooperation neededThe IEA said that, to solve the slow implementation problem, industry and governmen...
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