What does ‘net-zero by 2050’ mean for big industry?

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a “necessity not an option” for industry to play its role in national decarbonisation by 2050, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

In a major report published on 2 May, the CCC advises the government to set a new national net zero target for 2050, up from the current goal of cutting 80% of greenhouse gas emissions compared with a 1990 baseline. But for Wales, which relies on heavy industry, it recommends a slightly more lenient target of 95% by 2050.

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