- Government pledges to to cut UK carbon emissions by at least 68% of what they were in 1990 by the end of 2030
- Commitment made ahead of Climate Ambition Summit 2020 which is set to take place on 12 December
- REA welcomes ambition but says supportive policy must follow
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement, Dr Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive of the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Growth (REA), said:
“The ambition to cut emissions is certainly very welcome, but these encouraging words now need to be backed up by a supportive, sustainable and far-reaching policy agenda.
“In recent months we have seen some positive progress, with the announcement of a £160 million investment in offshore wind and the phase-out of new petrol and diesel cars and vans both important moves.
“However, the real challenge now is to ensure that we see similar commitments in other areas – a long-term plan for the clean heat sector and an extension of the Green Homes Grant are just two examples.
“We believe that, if these sectors are offered the right support, the target reduction of 68% could not only be met, but surpassed.
“We look forward to working closely with the Government to help realise their ambitions and delivering a net zero future.”
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