The rUK is committed under the 2008 Climate Change Act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050.
Significantly reducing emissions from the energy sector by 2030 is considered to be a critical first step towards meeting this target.
The Scottish Parliament has set more stringent – devolved – targets. But often evidence used to influence policy in Holyrood is recycled in Westminster, and vice-versa.
A more efficient, low-carbon energy system should be achieved, however, while maintaining security of energy supply and minimising the cost of energy to consumers – often referred to as the ‘energy trilemma’.
Accordingly, a new inquiry by MPs on the Westminster Parliament’s Energy Committee will explore what a UK energy system – that successfully tackles the energy trilemma – would look like by 2030. The committee has now called for evidence on: –
- What are the greatest challenges in UK energy and climate change policy over the next Parliament (2015-2020)? And
- What would a UK energy system, that successfully tackles the energy trilemma, look like by 2030 and beyond?
The deadline for replies – in a maximum of 500 words – is15 December 2014.
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