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Pangea
11-25-2008, 12:55 AM
With the construction industry in trouble, Alistair Darling aims to create more than 10,000 jobs with schemes to improve the energy efficiency of private and social housing.
But the Chancellor risks angering environmentalists if he is seen to be slowing green reforms in order to deal with the economic crisis.
Environmental groups have been calling for a switch to green energy through more windfarms, tidal barrages and solar panels.
Allowing homeowners to sell electricity back to the National Grid is also seen as key to tackling global warming.Boosting funds for flood defences would also be supported by communities at risk.



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