MPs call for power sector decarbonisation target
The government has been urged to implement a carbon intensity target for the electricity sector. The recommendation was part of the energy and climate change select committee’s report on Setting the Fifth Carbon Budget, published on Wednesday 27 April. The committee said it was “crucial” that “clear decarbonisation signals” were in place given the importance of the power sector to meeting the UK’s long-term climate goals, and recommended that the government establish a carbon intensity target of 100gCO2/kWh for 2030. The committee further said that the Fifth Carbon Budget should be set in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change.