Guernsey States approves energy strategy

The States of Guernsey has approved the revised Energy Resource Plan despite a number of deputies raising criticism about it showing a lack of direction.

Deputy Barry Brehaut said it "lacked detail and substance" on what had been done to reduce energy consumption and what it would do in the future.

Deputy Carla McNulty Bauer, who heads the Energy Policy Group, said the plan aimed to provide strategic direction.

Members agreed with her and voted it through by 38-4 votes.

It means departments will have to take the plan's objectives "into account" when preparing policies.

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