The government claims the UK is on track to reduce emissions by 34 per cent by 2020 as a result of Government reforms to move to a low-carbon economy.
Secretary of State, Edward Davey, has set out the Government’s assessment of progress made in reducing emissions across each sector of the economy, and has responded to the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations.
The Government has published details of how its reforms to the electricity market will be implemented.
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey said: “We’ve already had record amounts of planned investment in the energy sector and today we have given further confidence to the industry of the support available from Government for new energy infrastructure out to 2021. This could support 250,000 jobs in the energy sector.
“Our latest projections show that we are on track to meet our first three carbon budgets, but we recognise the scale of the challenge that we face in delivering further emissions reductions and meeting the target of the fourth carbon budget. We agree that we need to increase the rate of decarbonisation which is why we are taking action in a number of areas across the economy.”