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Energy UK responds to IPCC report

Responding to today’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Energy UK’s chief executive, Lawrence Slade said:

“The report from the IPCC is a stark warning about the scale of the challenge the world faces from climate change and the consequences if we don’t take immediate and far-reaching action to limit it.

“The UK power sector has been a global leader in emissions reductions, thanks to the growth of low carbon generation and renewables in particular. Our sector is committed to going further and faster towards a carbon neutral, and ultimately carbon negative, power generation sector. In addition to the importance of developing carbon capture technology, if we are to stand any chance of limiting the most damaging effects of climate change, there must be a similar transformation that we have seen in power in other areas like transport, heating and agriculture.” 

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