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Dawn of a renewable energy era as government unveils climate plans

The government's Low Carbon Strategy white paper, published this week, ambitiously aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34% within only 11 years and set the nation on track for an 80% cut by 2050. At the heart of the government's plans are giant offshore wind parks. The renewable energy industry will be given £120m to develop offshore wind technologies and £60m will go to marine energy.

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