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CAFOD joins renewable energy debate

Among increasing calls for Energy Secretary Amber Rudd to review the government’s renewable energy policy, the Catholid Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has added its voice.

It is calling on Ms Rudd to drive the increased support for overseas renewable energy, following the results of research conducted in partnership with the Overseas Development Agency showing the UK government spends twice as much supporting fossil fuels as it does on renewable projects.

The government has promised to help other improve their sustainability, but spent over £2bn between 2009 and 2013 on overseas fossil fuel projects.

It spent half this amount on renewable energy projects, says CAFOD.

A petition has been launched by CAFOD supporters calling on Ms Rudd to champion a change in policy in favour of renewables, with the aim of tackling climate change and reducing poverty.

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