Our comments on the Clean Growth Strategy
The business response to the Government's Clean Growth Strategy for a low-carbon future.
Neil Carberry, CBI Managing Director for People and Infrastructure, said:
“The road to a low-carbon 2030 offers huge opportunities for the UK economy and is a vital part of an effective industrial strategy.
“Following a significant period of uncertainty in the energy sector, businesses need certainty about the plans and policies that will deliver a low-carbon future. Today’s long-anticipated Clean Growth Strategy is a welcome step towards clarity, and businesses will be pleased by much of the content. It is particularly welcome that the low-carbon transition is seen as a cross-government priority as part of the Industrial Strategy.
“We have seen huge strides in delivering a clean power system, and it is right that we build on this progress, ensuring security, flexibility and cost-effectiveness in the system. Putting Carbon Capture and Storage back on the agenda is also a positive step.
“But there remains significant heavy lifting in other parts of the economy, such as heat, transport and improving the efficiency of our homes and industry, and concerted efforts will be needed to ensure we can meet our ambitions.
“It is now critical that business and the Government work together to ensure this strategy translates into action.”