Facing the crude truth

Edge, Gordon
April 2015
Engineer (00137758);Apr2015, Vol. 296 Issue 7862, p12
The author comments on the impact of the dramatic decline in oil prices in the second half of 2014 on the renewables sector in Great Britain. Topics covered include the different impact of the decline on different sectors and that it has no direct effect on most renewables as they are electric technologies, electric transportation or biomass heating businesses are likely to be hardly hit, and the need for the government to come up with policies that promote renewables.


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