Energy and Climate Change Secretary The Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP said:
As the Climate Change Committee makes clear, we mustn’t rely on economic recession to cut emissions. There has to be an enduring shift to low carbon, driving growth in new technologies, and it must be locked into the fabric of our economy in good times and bad.
This Government will be the greenest ever. We will overhaul the energy efficiency of homes through our Green Deal, we are working to create a Green Investment Bank to help low carbon investment, and we have committed central government itself to cut emissions by 10% within a year.
This will help tackle climate change, and it will create jobs and prosperity as the economy recovers. We welcome the Committee’s second annual report and will report back on progress later this year.
Read the CCC’s second annual report