Carbon Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th March 2019.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has in place to ensure that UK carbon emissions continue to fall year on year.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The UK has been a world leader in cutting emissions while creating wealth. Between 1990 and 2017 the UK reduced its greenhouse emissions by 42% while growing our economy by 72%. The Clean Growth Strategy sets out our plan for meeting future carbon budgets and progressing decarbonisation across the whole of the economy. It includes ambitious proposals on housing, business, power, transport, the natural environment and green finance.

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