London 2012 to miss renewable energy target

11th April 2011


The London 2012 Olympics should meet its target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 50%, but not by using renewable energy according to its monitoring body.

In its review of 2010, the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 has revealed that the target of achieving a 20% reduction of emissions through renewable energy was found to be “uneconomical”. Inst

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