Sunday, March 6, 2011

Govt: Britain 'Must Wean Itself Off Oil' - 6th Mar 2011

The unrest in the Arab world makes it "all the more urgent" to wean Britain off oil and onto greener sources of power, according to a Government minister.

Britain has no other option but to speed up efforts to move away from oil towards other energy sources, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said.

As a result of soaring petrol prices, the energy minister said Britain will launch a new national "Carbon Plan" this week.

It is aimed at getting government departments to shake up their operations and make their projects less dependent on fossil fuels.

"Getting off the oil hook is made all the more urgent by the crisis in the Middle East," Mr Huhne told The Observer. Read More