Weekend Press: Energy efficiency taskforce axed after four meetings

In our latest round-up of the weekend’s national news coverage, the government’s energy efficiency taskforce, charged with reducing the UK’s energy use by 15% by 2030, has been scrapped after just six months and four meetings. Elsewhere, the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) alleges that consumers have effectively overpaid hundreds of millions of pounds for the Moray East wind farm in north-east Scotland, Southern Water faces legal action over floods and Bill Gates raises concerns that his nuclear firm is to be snubbed in the UK modular reactor race.

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