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Ed Davey, the Energy Secretary, has confirmed that the UK is on course to meet its carbon emission reduction targets by 2020. The speech was given ahead of a clean energy summit in London.

The summit brings together energy ministers from 23 countries who are seeking solutions for power sources that do not fuel climate change.

Many Conservative MPs are urging ministers to scale back support for wind power projects, saying costs are too high. A new fund to help firms demonstrate clean technologies is set to be unveiled at the summit.

The speech by Ed Davey also covered the Green Deal and it being a so called "conservatory tax", highlighting that the initiative "isn't about conservatories and isn't a tax".

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