Climate Minister Nick Hurd has said the release of the UK’s long-awaited Clean Growth Plan is now in a ‘holding pattern’ of new policy frameworks following Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to seek a snap general election. Appearing before the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee this morning (19 April), Hurd said work to deliver the Plan is “well-advanced”, but was unable to provide any certainty on whether it will be released before or after the poll take place on 8 June. The Clean Growth Plan – also referred to as the Emissions Reduction Plan – will set out how the Government intends to meet the fifth carbon budget, which seeks to limit the UK’s annual emissions to 57% below 1990 levels by the year 2032. The release of the Plan was first scheduled for 2016 but was postponed due to delays caused by the Brexit vote. In October 2016, the permanent secretary for BEIS Alex Chisholm stated that the Plan would be published by the end of February 2017, and in January Hurd told the BEIS Committee that the Plan would be released by the end of the first quarter of the year.
Edie 19th April 2017 read more »
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has reiterated its stance that the forthcoming emissions reduction plan will be published “as early as possible” despite prime minister Theresa May calling a snap election.
Solar Power Portal 18th March 2017 read more »
SGR analysis of industrial policies for the UK which contribute to peace, social justice and environmental sustainability. This includes our submissions to government and opposition consultations on industrial strategy, as well as an opinion article in The Engineer.
Scientists for Global Responsibility 13th April 2017 read more »