21 Jun '11, 6pm
Chris Huhne's full statement on the failure to reach an agreement at the EU Environment Council
Following today’s EU Environment Council meeting in Luxembourg which discussed the European Commission’s recent 2050 Low Carbon Roadmap, the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: "I'm deeply disappointed that the only country in the EU that could not accept a good compromise on how we can move Europe to a low carbon economy was Poland. "It's a dark day for Europe's leading role in tackling climate change but the UK together with its European colleagues will continue to make the economic case for tighter EU carbon targets so that we can make the most of the future green economy. "Delay and blockage is a recipe for increased costs and missed opportunities."