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Lords committee tells government to focus on cost-effective decarbonisation

Lords committee tells government to focus on cost-effective decarbonisation


The UK should pursue a more cost-effective approach to decarbonising its economy, a Lords committee has said. In a report issued on Friday 24 February, the economic affairs committee said the government should vary the pace of the emissions reduction needed to achieve the UK’s long-term objectives, “rather than adhering to the linear approach mandated by carbon budgets”. The report said: “Consumers may be paying an unnecessarily high cost to meet the carbon budget interim targets when future technological advances may bring the cost of renewable generation down substantially, as demonstrated by dramatic recent falls in the cost of solar and offshore wind.”

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