6 November 2001
Energy crops to get 15m boost

By FWi staff

TONY BLAIR has revealed that farmers will receive 15 million from a 100m package designed to boost Britains renewable energy.

The aid package, announced earlier this year, is aimed at helping Britain generate 10% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2010.

The Prime Minister said on Monday (5 November) that 15m of the 100m would help farmers and foresters establish energy crops.

The project had “a vital role to play in helping us meet our medium and long term renewable energy needs,” he said.

A report from the governments Performance and Innovation Unit says a further 18m should be spent on developing advanced energy crops.

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