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Offshore wind vital to help UK reach carbon target: UK: Considerable volumes of offshore wind will be needed t...

The budget report from independent body CCC advises the government how much carbon the UK should emit if it is to meet its target of reducing emissions by 80% compared to 1990 levels by 2050. The government must legislate the level of the fifth carbon budget by June 2016, which covers the interim period 2028-2032 and recommends a 57% reduction of emissions compared to 1990. "Emissions have reduced by 36% on 1990 levels and if current policies are effective will be down by 43-46% in 2020," the CCC said. The legislated fourth carbon budget (2023-2027) dictates emissions must fall by 52%. The CCC's report said: "It is important that the low-carbon portfolio includes roll-out in the 2020s of offshore wind and CCS [carbon capture and storage] given their long-term importance and the role of UK deployment in driving down costs." The committee said it had a "reasonable degree of ...

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