Huhne reassures Climate Change Act here to stay

Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 10:03
Posted by Scott Buckler

Energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne has reassured the public that the Climate Change Act is not going to be scrapped(May 3rd)

It was reported that the government's Red Tape Challenge, which asked for feedback from the public on which regulations should be reformed or axed, saw over 270 environmental regulations including the Act named, leading to concern from green groups.

However, Mr Huhne went on the department's Twitter feed to say: "Coalition fully committed to the Climate Change Act as a key plank of our climate change policy."

He stressed again that the Act is "central to the coalition's policies to cut emissions and incentivise investment in the green economy".

Included in the Act is the requirement to set five-year carbon budgets and the target to reduce carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

Green groups were angry that the Act was even included in the 'crowd-sourcing' exercise, while issues of national security and taxation were not.


Source: EST

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