Renewable Energy:Written question - 268604

Asked on: 24 June 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Renewable Energy
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to ensure that the decarbonisation of the power sector continues in line with the UK’s long term climate change targets.
Answered by: Chris Skidmore
Answered on: 02 July 2019

This Government has been successful in decarbonising the power sector, as demonstrated by the fact that low-carbon technologies now provide over 50% of our power. As a result, the carbon intensity of the power sector has nearly halved over recent years, from 450g CO2/kWh in 2010 to 230g CO2/kWh in 2017.

The Clean Growth Strategy set out our plans to build on our progress in decarbonising the power sector, while looking further across the whole of the economy and the country. It includes ambitious proposals on housing, business, transport, the natural environment and green finance, with actions for departments across Whitehall. We have also we placed Clean Growth at the heart of our Industrial Strategy and made it one of four Grand Challenges to show our commitment to reduce our emissions whilst driving cleaner economic growth.

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