UK should import energy to save money

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The UK should consider importing solar energy from countries such as North Africa to help cope with demand from consumers according to a leading energy comparison site.

The government's committee on Climate Change (CCC) should commit to the scheme which could see it producing 30-45 per cent of the energy requirements for the country.

CCC has recommended that CSP technology could use :"An array of mirrors to focus the sun's rays onto a small area to produce high temperatures that are then used to drive a steam turbine", the BBC reported.

The recommendations come as the government are about to announce the 'carbon budget' which plans to modify the way in which energy is produced for the country.

There are already targets in place by the government for the energy sector but by importing it dramatically improve the quickness of reaching those targets.

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