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UK's cities the key to clean energy growth

The UK's cities are the key to decarbonising the country's energy mix and transitioning to locally-produced power, a new study says

The report, City energy: a new powerhouse for Britain, by The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said if cities drive investment in low-carbon sources of energy and set up and run local independent energy supplies they could transform the UK's energy sector.  This municipal ownership of clean energy would help cities to keep energy bills low, by reinvesting subsidies in energy efficiency, and help to alleviate fuel poverty, it said. The report recommended that the UK government opens a local authority energy unit within the Department for Energy and Climate Change specifically to steer cities and local authorities towards having autonomy in energy supply and delivery for their are

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