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UK government divided over clean energy targets in bill

The UK's energy bill, which states the UK will aim for a 34% reduction in its carbon footprint by 2020, will now be debated by the House of Lords

The UK's energy bill has passed a crucial stage, bringing it closer to becoming law. But there is deep division within the government over how it can cut carbon emissions while bridging the looming electricity supply gap. On 4 June, the UK government's energy bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons. Just eight members of parliament (MPs) voted against the bill, while 396 voted in favour. The bill will now make its way through the House of Lords, where if it is passed, it will eventually become law.  At the heart of the UK's energy bill is the need to ensure that the country can generate enough electricity to meet its growing demand as older gas-fired and oil power plants are

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