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Nov

2013

The Energy Bill: the government is not listening

by Reggie Norton, Operation Noah Board member

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The UK has taken another step backwards in the fight against climate change.

In June, the House of Commons defeated an amendment to the Energy Bill setting a decarbonisation target which aimed at reducing emissions for the production of electricity to 50 grams per Kw hour by 2030.

An enormous effort by businesses, NGOs and others was mounted to get the House of Lords, at the Report stage of the Bill, to pass a similar amendment, tabled by Lord Oxburgh. Read more