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Green taxes hit wind turbine makers (Eco news)

Green taxes hit wind turbine makers reported

Many green taxes are raised to help fund Britain's attempt to generate a third of its electricity from wind power by 2020. However, the CBI, the business group, pointed out yesterday that many taxes have become "counter-productive".

Ironically, key parts for wind turbines are produced by industries that require a great deal of energy during manufacturing, such as cement-makers and steel-makers. These heavy industries are being increasingly taxed.

John Cridland, the CBI director-general, called on the Government to exempt struggling manufacturers such as cement makers from the Carbon Price Support, which "risks tipping energy-intensive industries over the edge".


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