REA calls upon new Government to honour net zero commitments
Commenting on the news that Boris Johnson will become the next Prime Minister, Dr Nina Skorupska CBE FEI Chief Executive at the REA commented
“Coming into this role, Boris Johnson has a lot of work ahead of him, from appointing the new cabinet to working towards Brexit, the next few months are set to be full steam ahead. However, in this time it is crucial that the UK’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 does not slip. In order to achieve our legally binding targets and rectify the policy gap highlighted in the Committee on Climate Change’s recent progress report; a far-reaching, long-term and bold approach to policy making is needed.
“The recent announcement of a number of consultations this week is another step towards achieving our targets and we urge the new administration to take this further by facilitating the introduction of E10 for transport fuels, the growth of interoperable public EV charging networks, future support for renewable heat, a flexible energy system and a route to market for the cheapest renewable power technologies that will allow for a green, cheap and flexible energy system.
“We welcome the opportunity to work with him and his new Cabinet to advance renewables and clean technologies and grow UK economy.”
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Notes to editors
• The full Progress in Reducing UK Emissions Report from the Committee on Climate Change can be found here:https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CCC-2019-Progress-in-reducing-UK-emissions.pdf
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