Delay in clean growth plan ‘no longer justified or wise’

UK greenhouse gas emissions continued to reduce sharply in 2016, but delay in new government policies threatens to derail progress, say climate advisors

Progress on greenhouse gas emissions reduction has been heavily dependent on accelerated closure of coal-fired power plants. Photograph: ArenaPhotoUK/123RFThe UK’s carbon targets are in danger of being missed due to an unjustified delay in introducing new energy and climate policies.

This is the central finding of the advisory Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) annual progress report, released on 29 June alongside an update on adaptation.

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