Responding to the Climate Change Committee’s Advice on the Sixth Carbon Budget, Energy UK’s chief executive, Emma Pinchbeck said:
The UK’s commitment to cut the country’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030* is the most ambitious decarbonisation target of any major economy and represents the chance to build a fairer, cleaner and more resilient economy. The Committee on Climate Change’s gigantic sixth carbon budget advice, published today, shows that the target is deliverable on the way to a fully decarbonised economy by 2050.
“The energy sector is central to the delivery of Net Zero – whether building new clean power generation, helping people install new heating systems or making the best use of electric vehicles. As the Committee on Climate Change advises today, we need to match Government and business ambition with immediate policy. We want the imminent Energy White Paper to lay out the policies we need to unlock the investment and innovation required for the huge and exciting challenge of Net Zero.”
*See PM announcement on Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)