UK overseas energy spending focuses on fossil fuels – NGO

More than half of the money the UK government spent on overseas energy projects between 2010 and 2014 went to oil, coal and gas-fired schemes.
By Staff reporter 11 August 2017 0 27149

More than half of the money the UK government spent on overseas energy projects between 2010 and 2014 went to oil, coal and gas-fired schemes, data from Catholic aid agency Cafod showed on Friday.

The UK spent $9.73 billion on energy in developing countries over the period, up from $1.5 billion between 2009 and 2013. Of the total, 46% went to fossil fuels and 22% to renewables, Cafod reported.

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