The policy gaps

The committee identifies gaps in government and EU policy for reducing emissions, many of which must be filled if Britain is to meet its carbon budgets.

It says one big omission concerns non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions from farming. There is a policy vacuum here and the government is urged to fill it. It also calls for:

  • An improved subsidy regime and fewer planning restrictions for renewable energy sources.
  • Certainty that the EUETS will continue beyond 2020 with a minimum carbon price, to encourage nuclear power, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and renewab

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