Our comments on the Clean Growth Strategy

Lester Mason
October 12, 2017

"Government is clear that clean growth is a priority for the United Kingdom, and that the low-carbon sector can help to increase the competitiveness and productivity of our economy in the decades ahead, creating high-value jobs as well as taking effective action on climate change".

"We now look forward to seeing the outcome of the government's cost of energy review, where we expect to see these lowest-cost technologies recognised as crucial for the delivery of cheap, clean power for Britain's homes and businesses", she said.

"This announcement secures cheap, home-grown, clean energy for the UK".

It has called for the Government to strip the big six suppliers of energy efficiency and hand councils the powers to create "local energy deals" to make homes greener and businesses more sustainable.

Scottish Renewables and the Renewable Energy Association (REA) have both welcomed the United Kingdom government's Clean Growth Strategy but expressed disappointment there is no commitment to allow onshore wind and solar to compete for price support with other renewables.

The spending will focus on low carbon energy, transport, agriculture and waste.

There are also plans to establish a new network of forests and fund larger-scale woodland and forest creation.

UK Energy Minister, Richard Harrington said: "The government's Clean Growth Strategy will set out how the whole of the UK can benefit from the global move to a low carbon economy". "For the first time in a generation, the British government is leading the way on taking decisions on new nuclear, rolling out smart meters and investing in low carbon innovation".

"The impact of the Paris agreement and the unstoppable global shift towards low carbon technologies gives the United Kingdom an unparalleled opportunity", added Climate Change and Industry Minister Claire Perry.

Climate Change and Industry Minister Claire Perry said: "By focusing on clean growth, we can cut the cost of energy, drive economic prosperity, create high value jobs and improve our quality of life".

The strategy is needed to address how the United Kingdom will get back on track to meet legally-binding targets to cut emissions in the 2020s, which it is set to miss by a wide margin, and meet further legal targets by 2032.

"It is now critical that business and the Government work together to ensure this strategy translates into action".

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