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Island 'must act' to save energy

Guernsey must act now to reduce energy consumption, the author of a report on climate change in the Bailiwick says.

Andrew Casebow said it was possible to reduce usage by 20 to 30% over the next 10 years.

It was agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen to look at the situation again in five years but he said that was too late.

He said: "If we convince ourselves we haven't got to do anything then the cuts are going to be really hurting."

Mr Casebow said if the situation wasn't looked at until 2015 or 2020 then "we'll have to be reducing by about 6% per year and for any economy that's almost impossible".



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