Government Sets Ambitious Carbon Emissions Reduction Target
DECC has this morning announced that the Government is accepting the recommendation of the Committee on Climate Change and setting a target to reduce carbon emissions.
Amber Rudd accepted the advice of the government’s statutory climate advisers, setting a target on Thursday of reducing carbon emissions 57% by 2030 on 1990 levels.
The legally binding “fifth carbon budget” laid in parliament today is tougher than the carbon emissions target the UK is signed up to as part of the European Union, which requires a 40% cut by 2030 on 1990 levels. However, this
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