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The Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP's response to EU Commission 2050 Low Carbon Roadmap publication

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Commenting on today’s 2050 Low Carbon roadmap published by the European Commission, Energy and Climate Change Secretary The Rt Hon Chris Huhne…

Commenting on today’s 2050 Low Carbon roadmap published by the European Commission, Energy and Climate Change Secretary The Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP said:

“The 2050 Low Carbon Roadmap must be a first step towards Europe setting a clear, cost-effective and ambitious plan to decarbonise its economy.

“We need a pathway that stimulates jobs and growth as well as reduces Europe’s dependence on fossil fuels from other countries.

“The roadmap shows that Europe’s current 20% target for 2020 isn’t enough or cost effective and shows that Europe’s already got the policies and the tools to cut emissions by 25% at home. This makes the case for going to 30% stronger and more urgent.”

Details about the EU’s Commission Roadmap can be found on the Commission’s website: