Why we need a low-carbon recovery
CBI members view the COVID-19 recovery as a real opportunity to do things differently, by delivering the benefits of a low-carbon transition fairly around the country. Warmer, energy and water efficient homes that are cheaper to run; cleaner air with more zero emission vehicles that can be charged and fueled easily around the country; hubs of industry capturing and storing CO2, and increasing supplies of low-cost decarbonised electricity from nuclear to wind farms and even negative emissions from biomass with carbon capture, all connected to a flexible grid. The 2020s remain a critical decade for delivering this vision and getting us on track to achieve net-zero emissions.
Why the urgency?
Bold decisions need to be taken now to drive the recovery and get us on track for net-zero emissions by 2050. Over a year has passed since the setting of the net-zero target, and