Stuart Haszeldine: The UK must regain its low-carbon agenda before it loses 10 years’ worth of development and reputation as a leading voice in climate change action. The Commons Liaison Committee, composed of chairs from expert committees in the UK Parliament, have quizzed Prime Minister David Cameron about how he intends to deliver his ambitious climate change commitments while simultaneously cancelling one of the UK’s largest growth industries in renewable energy and, notably, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). David Cameron told the same committee in 2014 that “CCS is absolutely vital to decarbonisation”, especially if gas plays a role in future UK energy provision.” The UK claims to be part of a highly ambitious international coalition on climate change action. The climate deal reached in Paris last November at the COP21 talks commits the UK to help keep global warming to less than 2°C in perpetuity.
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