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24Feb94 UK: MPS FUME AT ENERGY SNUB - ENERGY EFFICIENCY FUNDING.

MPs this week slammed the Government for rejecting their call for more cash for energy efficiency projects.The Commons environment committee wanted more money and better policy co-ordination.But Robert Jones, the Tory committee chairman, said the Government had not allocated enough money to the new Energy Saving Trust (EST), which will give grants for projects to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.He said: 'Proper funding of the EST is fundamental to the success of energy efficiency initiatives, and I remain unconvinced that the Government is doing enough to ensure that these resource needs are fully met.'Mr Jones was also disappointed that ministers had rejected calls for a committee to co-ordinate energy efficiency work across all Government departments. CONSTRUCTION NEWS