In 2017, the government published its Clean Growth Strategy, which aims to grow the national income while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Achieving clean growth, while ensuring an affordable energy supply for businesses and consumers, is at the heart of the UK’s Industrial Strategy.
The Climate Change Act, passed in 2008, committed the UK to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 per cent by 2050 when compared to 1990 levels. This strategy sets out the proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy through the 2020s.
The government aims to accelerate clean growth by improving business and industry efficiency, improving the country’s homes, shifting to low-carbon transport, making the most of our natural resources and investing in smart, flexible power options.