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Ofgem wants 10 million electric vehicles to cut carbon emissions

Christian Fernsby |
The new boss of Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem laid out a plan today to cut carbon emissions that involves having nearly 10 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads in another 10 years and setting up a climate change focused fund.

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Ofgem, which saw Jonathan Brearley take helm this month, also plans to support the growth of renewables and the development of an offshore grid to quadruple wind generation by 2030.

“As low-carbon renewable energy grows and more transport goes electric, the energy system needs to be more flexible to respond to peaks and troughs in both supply and demand,” Ofgem Chief Executive Officer Brearley said in a statement.

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