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CBI calls for UK to lead energy transition

CBI calls for UK to lead energy transition


Following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, the CBI has called on the UK and other countries to lead on the energy transition. CBI Head of Energy and Infrastructure Michelle Hubert, commenting on Friday 2 June, said the UK needed a “level playing field” for carbon costs to ensure energy intensive industries could compete effectively in a global, low-carbon marketplace. Hubert added: “now is the time for governments to affirm their commitment to [the Paris Agreement] by turning global ambition into national reality. By investing and innovating, British businesses will be at the heart of delivering a low-carbon economy, and will want to see domestic policies that demonstrate commitment to this goal.”

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