08 Jul '11, 9am

Take action : push for climate change to be considered when planning new energy projects #DT @wwwfoecouk

Take action : push for climate change to be considered when planning new energy projects #DT @wwwfoecouk

The Government has published the National Policy Statements (NPS) on Energy and I am concerned that without changes they will lock us into a high carbon future. These statements: - are not compatible with the UK's climate change goals and carbon budgets - will allow a new dash for gas - include waste incineration as a renewable technology when they are high carbon emitters There is a major hole in the Energy NPS on climate change - it does not set out how the UK might reach its 2050 targets. The Energy NPS should set out the Committee on Climate Change's recommended target for 2030 - a critical mid-point. The Energy NPS currently states that there is an urgent need for all types of electricity generation. This will lead to more gas fired power stations than is needed, and fails to promote renewable energy. Incineration is extremely carbon intensive, with typical incinerato...

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