The government's budget cuts on renewable cheap energy have come under fire from environmental organisation Friends of the Earth.
The charity maintained that there are distinctly mixed messages coming out the government on the low carbon economy.
Simon Bullock, senior campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said the government is rightly urging the EU to adopt tougher climate change targets, yet it is cutting £34 million out of domestic programmes that have been aimed at supporting the development of new green technologies.
"Today's cuts to green technology damage the growth of the green economy and send entirely the wrong message to investors," Mr Bullock said.
"If these cuts go ahead, major improvements to other policies are essential to make up the shortfall."
Mr Bullock added that cutting the deficit will not be achieved by axing core programmes on the environment, but by ensuring a strong economic recovery.
The EU has set a target to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020.
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