29 May '11, 3am

UK Sets GHG Emissions Tone for Europe: Cut 50% by 2027

The United Kingdom on Tuesday set a binding target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2027. This makes the UK the first country in the world to declare a "legally binding" target on greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020. However, the commitment includes an escape clause, if the rest of the European Union doesn't follow suit. UK's energy secretary Chris Huhne says the nation will review the progress of EU climate talks in 2014, to makes sure its targets are in line with European neighbors. Despite the stipulation, the move is a bold step in climate leadership. "This is an outstanding example of strong willingness to act despite difficult economic times," says Connie Hedegaard, the head of climate action at the European Commission. "With this decision, the UK seizes a huge economic and innovation opportunity that will make its economy more competitive in the future."...

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