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UK climate plan unclear?

UK climate plan unclear? 19 June 2019

UK climate plan unclear, says European commission (via The Guardian)

By Jennifer Rankin

A British government climate action plan is “unclear” and lacks key details about how the UK will reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next 12 years, the European commission has said.

In a report on UK climate policy, the commission said British targets exceeded EU requirements, but warned that key details were missing from the plan, such as boosting renewable energy and cutting subsidies for fossil fuels.

The commission said the UK “would likely” achieve a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 37% by 2030 (compared with 2005) for non–industrial parts of the economy.

It said further clarity was needed if the UK was to meet a more demanding emissions–reduction target, namely the British contribution to an EU–wide target of cutting emissions by 40% by 2030 against 1990 levels. “It is unclear if existing and planned policy, which are only set out for the transport and buildings sectors, are sufficient to achieve the [emissions reduction] target.”

Read more via The Guardian…