Government cuts £50m in funding to carbon quangos

The Carbon Trust and Energy Saving Trust will not receive any more government grants. It is not yet clear how the bodies will cope with the £50m loss

Wave power devices (credit: Pelamis Wave Power)The energy and climate department (DECC) is stopping all grants to the Carbon Trust and Energy Saving Trust (EST) from April 2012.

Previous governments had set up the not-for-profit bodies to advise business and the public on cutting carbon, and to run technology development programmes such as for wave power devices (pictured).

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