Energy UK responds to the Government's Environment Plan
Responding to the publication of the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan, Energy UK’s chief executive Lawrence Slade said:
“We welcome the government’s commitment to the environment and a sustainable future.
“As the PM’s speech highlighted, our sector has made great strides in generating cleaner energy at a falling cost and to help us go further and faster, the government must continue its support for those programmes which have successfully delivered change – and ensure they include the lowest cost renewables.
“It’s vital the decarbonisation of heating and electrification of transport follow suit if we are to meet our targets - these present great challenges but also enormous opportunities if we are prepared to seize them.
“Expanding the scale of programmes to make our draughty homes energy efficient also offers a clear win win – one which would both reduce emissions and keep energy costs down for customers over the long term.”