03 December 2020
Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist, said:
“At a time when the eyes of the world will be on the UK as host of the forthcoming COP26 Summit, the commitment to this extremely ambitious target is hugely welcome and puts Britain front and centre as a leader in tackling the climate crisis.
“While delivering a 68% reduction in emissions by 2030 undoubtedly represents a real stretch, there is no doubt that business is up for the challenge as we build back better and greener following the pandemic.
“Publishing the forthcoming Energy White Paper as soon as possible, and moving with speed, determination and greater ambition to deliver the policies in the government’s ten-point plan, is essential to our success.”