Renewables body backs 2050 targets

The Renewable Energy Association has backed the carbon budget announced by Energy Secretary Chris Huhne in the House of Commons yesterday. Gaynor Hartnell, REA Chief Executive said: “We support the […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The Renewable Energy Association has backed the carbon budget announced by Energy Secretary Chris Huhne in the House of Commons yesterday.

Gaynor Hartnell, REA Chief Executive said: “We support the Government’s bold carbon decision, and we too want to see energy intensive industries remain competitive.”

In a reference to the fears in some quarters that strict decarbonisation targets will damage the business sector, she added: “The UK needs more manufacturing – green jobs making renewable energy equipment – as this is the growth industry of the future. Government must send a clear message it is determined to meet the renewables targets, and for that we need some stability in order to build investor confidence.”