IEA calls for renewables adoption rate boost

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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