CCC report comment – greater transport action needed to achieve commitments
- Committee on Climate Change releases a report marking ten years since the Climate Change Act came into force
- The report argues that more needs to be done to achieve the fourth and fifth carbon budgets, with more action needed in transport
- REA quote on EV infrastructure and renewable fuels
A new report today by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), marking ten years since the Climate Change Act came into force, is arguing that “the Government must learn the lessons of the last decade if it is to meet legally-binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the 2020s and 2030s. Unless action is taken now, the public faces an unnecessarily expensive deal to make the shift to a low-carbon economy.”
Commenting on the report, James Court, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Renewable Energy Association said:
“With reports emerging that taking action on electric vehicles and charge infrastructure is good for the economy, and with the Committee on Climate Change highlighting that we need to do more to meet our carbon commitments, it’s clear that there is more the Government needs to be doing to position the UK as a transport leader.
“Building a viable charging network is crucial to encouraging EV uptake and, in turn, to achieving our Industrial Strategy goals of being a global leader in battery manufacturing. This means upgrading wiring in new homes, giving tenants greater power to install charge points, and expediting the process of developing charging hubs along the motorway.
“Another urgent, but easy and cost effective change that could be made to reduce transport emissions is to introduce E10, a blend of petrol with 10% renewable content. We would like to see Government action on this, drivers can encourage them by supporting the #Be10PercentGood campaign on social media.”
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Notes to editors
- The CCC press release can be found here: https://www.theccc.org.uk/2018/06/28/apply-the-lessons-of-the-past-decade-or-risk-a-poor-deal-for-the-public-in-the-next/
About the Renewable Energy Association (REA)
The Renewable Energy Association represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of all forms of renewable energy in the UK across power, heat, transport and recycling. It is the largest renewable energy and clean technology (including energy storage and electric vehicles) trade association in the UK, with around 550 members, ranging from major multinationals to sole traders.