The British government is set to confirm a new target to cut carbon emissions by 57% by 2032 compared to 1990 levels. The Secretary of State for Energy said that, as climate change was still a threat, the UK’s commitment to dealing with it has not gone away.
At a Business & Climate Summit in London last week, business leaders called on the UK to ratify the Paris climate accord to accelerate the process of curbing greenhouse gas emissions and avoiding dangerous levels of global warming. Climate Action says that, although the UK is set to achieve its target for low carbon energy, the Committee on Climate Change has emphasised the need for the government to adopt new policies on housing, agriculture and transport to assist emissions reduction.
All this is grist to the mill of anyone teaching about energy policy.