Annual weather forecasts

Draft legislation would require the Prime Minister to give annual updateson the UK’s progress in cutting greenhouse gases.

Last week, a report from academics at Sussex and Southampton Universities and Imperial College London said that micro-renewables hold great promise, but were fighting on an uneven playing field.

“Our research shows that some basic changes in regulations could make a significant difference,” said study leader Dr Jim Watson from Sussex University.

“This is a classic ‘chicken and egg’ problem that needs some government intervention and up-front investment to achieve a breakthrough.”

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