EEF welcomes today’s announcement that the Government has set the 5th carbon budget in line with the Committee on Climate Change’s advice.
Claire Jakobsson, Head of Energy and Environment Policy at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, says: “Today’s announcement from the Government, setting the Fifth Carbon Budget in line with the Committee on Climate Change's recommendation, is to be welcomed not least by those manufacturers sitting in many of the UK’s low carbon supply chains.
“With the unprecedented level of uncertainty created by last week’s referendum result, it is essential that the Government looks to provide stability and continuity where it is able to. Confirming the Fifth Budget at this level provides a positive signal that whatever the UK’s future relationship with the EU is to be, the scale of our emissions reduction ambitions and the direction of travel will remain unchanged.
“Government must now work closely with industry to develop the detail that will underpin this target, ensuring a framework that helps our most energy intensive industries decarbonise competitively, but also drawing on the strengths of UK manufacturing to ensure the UK economy feels the full economic benefit of our decarbonisation drive.”