Energy and climate change
For UK business, climate change is not 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.
Tackling our energy and climate change challenges in a smart way will ensure that the UK is greening and growing for the future
As the recovery takes hold, all minds should be focused on how to build a more prosperous and competitive UK economy. Delivering secure, affordable and low-carbon energy will be crucial to achieving this, supporting growth now and underpinning our future economic health.
Business is, and will continue to be at the vanguard of this transformation, innovating and investing to deliver our energy and climate change goals. To support this, industry requires stable and long-term policy frameworks from government.
In tackling our energy and climate change challenges, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver growth and jobs right across the country, and create a sustainable future for the next generation.
>> Read the CBI’s energy and climate change priorities for the next government
>> Read the CBI’s Colour of Growth report demonstrating the potential of the UK’s green economy
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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
CBI comments on 2030 energy and climate change package
The CBI commented on the agreement of European energy and climate targets for 2030
CBI comments ahead of European Council meeting
The CBI commented ahead of a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, where an agreement on energy targets for 2030 is expected
CBI sets out a vision for the future of the EU emission trading system
Ahead of the October European Council meeting, where the future of the EU’s energy policy will be high on the agenda, the CBI has published a position paper on the future of the EU Emissions Trading System