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Energy UK responds to the Government's Environment Plan

Responding to the publication of the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan, Energy UK’s chief executive Lawrence Slade said: 

“We welcome the government’s commitment to the environment and a sustainable future. 
 
“As the PM’s speech highlighted, our sector has made great strides in generating cleaner energy at a falling cost and to help us go further and faster, the government must continue its support for those programmes which have successfully delivered change – and ensure they include the lowest cost renewables. 
 
“It’s vital the decarbonisation of heating and electrification of transport follow suit if we are to meet our targets -  these present great challenges but also enormous opportunities if we are prepared to seize them. 
 
“Expanding the scale of programmes to make our draughty homes energy efficient also offers a clear win win – one which would both reduce emissions and keep energy costs down for customers over the long term.”           

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