Energy UK responds to CCC 'net-zero' report
Responding to today’s Committee on Climate Change ‘net-zero’ report, Lawrence Slade, Energy UK’s chief executive, said:
We firmly support the recommendations made by the Committee on Climate Change today, for the UK to reach a net-zero economy by 2050. Our sector has already significantly reduced its emissions (56%) since the Climate Change Act passed in 2008 and we believe that with sufficient funding and policy frameworks supporting low carbon technologies, the power sector could reach net-zero emissions before that date.
“Last week we published our Future of Energy report looking across all aspects of the energy sector, and how to deliver a low carbon future energy sector that customers see as fair and which delivers excellent service, choice and value for money to all homes and businesses. Our report clearly sets out steps that can be taken to decarbonise the energy sector further and faster, including the critical role that energy efficiency will play."