In what one editorial called a "re-engineering of a country," England's Labor government seized control of key elements of the energy industry today to ensure it meets a legally binding target of cutting greenhouse emissions by 34% in ten years. New rules on clean power generation will deliver half the reduction, with the rest from stricter rules on cars, homes and businesses.
U.K. Goes Green
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