Scottish energy chiefs urge Cameron to expand green economy

Alistair Phillips-Davies
Alistair Phillips-Davies

A total of 80 businesses across the UK – including Scottish energy firms such as SSE and Aquamarine Power – have called on the government to take decisive action to combat climate change and build a low-carbon economy. 

An open letter from the firms to Prime Minister David Cameron calls on the new administration to:

  • Seek a strong global climate deal in Paris in December which limits temperature rises to below 2°C.
  • Set an ambitious 5th carbon budget to drive forward UK emissions reductions (covering period 2028-32). 
  • Establish a long-term framework for investment in the low-carbon economy, giving industry much-needed clarity over what is expected in terms of low-carbon development, and boost the confidence of green investors.

Other signatories include Dong Energy, Trillion Fund, Infinergy, Eon, First Utility,Good Energy and Scotland’s 2002 Climate Group, Renewable UK and renewables companies with wind farm developments in Scotland, such as Vattenfall and Mainstream.

Alistair Phillips-Davies, Chief Executive, SSE, said: “As one of the UK’s largest investors in low carbon energy, we have long argued for a strong international carbon framework that can provide the right signals for efficient investment.”

 

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