16 May '11, 10am

The news on the 4th carbon budget is great, the news on the EMR much less so:

In one of those strange coincidences that so often litter the political landscape, news that the coalition is to sign the UK up to one of the world's most ambitious low carbon economic strategies has come within hours of the release of a major new report eviscerating the primary policy for delivering that very strategy. First, the good news. It is hard to overstate the significance of David Cameron's reported decision to overrule the "dark forces" at the Treasury and approve the fourth carbon budget recommended by the Committee on Climate Change. The proposed budget and accompanying report is genuinely world-leading in its breadth and ambition. It will impose legally binding targets requiring the UK to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50 per cent by 2050 and 60 per cent by 2030, in the process ensuring that the country's electricity infrastructure is all but decarbonised withi...

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