Energy leaders call for carbon pricing to tackle climate change

Energy leaders are calling for a clear carbon pricing scheme to tackle climate change. The World Energy Council (WEC) is to send a letter to the United Nations Framework Convention on […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Energy leaders are calling for a clear carbon pricing scheme to tackle climate change.

The World Energy Council (WEC) is to send a letter to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) stating the measure is a “key priority” to enable a low carbon energy transition.

It is also “concerned” about progress on climate talks and believes that key actions are required to enable the energy sector to deliver a sustainable power system.

Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the WEC said: “The energy leaders’ community is increasingly concerned about the slow progress and level of ambition in the negotiations ahead of the COP21 meeting in Paris. We want to affirm to the Parties that the energy sector across the world is ready to respond to a strong signal from Paris to accelerate the energy transition.”

Joan MacNaughton from the WEC will be speaking at the Energy Live 2015 conference on November 5th at the Barbican in London.

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