Energy and climate change
For UK business, climate change is no longer a threat to be feared, but an opportunity to grow the economy and lead the world – and by tackling it, we can make energy safer and more plentiful for all
The UK government has set a target for 2020 of cutting carbon emissions to 34% below 1990 levels. The UK's energy infrastructure needs £200bn in investment over 20 years. That means this must be the decade of delivery.
Tackling climate change means using energy more efficently, future-proofing businesses against climate threats and moving business operations towards carbon neutrality. Only by enabling the market to develop the solutions we need will we achieve these goals.
Supporting business growth
Green business could provide a boost to the economy of up to £20bn in 2014/15
Providing motivations for participation is key to unlocking consumer markets
Securing private sector growth is one of the government’s primary objectives
Spotlight on CBI member firms that we have helped to grow and prosper
Energy and Climate Change Board
Business leaders committed to tackling the challenges of energy security, affordability and decarbonisation.
Meet the team
The group of experts who represent our members on energy and climate change matters
Scotland: In or out?
On energy Scotland is better off as part of the UK, argues Katja Hall, CBI chief policy director
CBI comments on Scottish independence and energy
The CBI commented on the UK Government’s Energy Paper analysing the potential impact of independence on Scotland’s energy
Building Britain: Drax Power station
Drax is the UK’s largest power station. Based near Selby, Yorkshire, it’s also set to become the largest single renewable electricity generator, as it is in the process of converting three of its six generating units to burn sustainable biomass in place of coal