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star this property date less than 2019-12-19more like thismore than 2019-12-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she will take to ensure the UK meets its target of zero carbon emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 159 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to delivering our target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and end the UK’s contribution to climate change.</p><p> </p><p>We are a world leader in cutting emissions, having reduced emissions by 42% since 1990 while growing the economy by 72%.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the need to go further and, since legislating for net zero in June, the Government has continued to bring forward ambitious plans to support clean growth across a range of sectors. This includes a £250 million Clean Steel Fund, £400 million of investment in new charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and up to £1 billion additional funding to develop and embed the next generation of cutting-edge electric vehicle technologies.</p><p> </p><p>Under the leadership of the newly created Cabinet Committee on Climate Change, chaired by the Prime Minister, we will be setting out ambitious plans throughout 2020 to strengthen our global leadership and seize the economic opportunities of clean growth for the whole country. The Committee will also oversee the UK’s preparations to host the crucial UN climate change summit, COP26, in November 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2020-01-07T14:57:43.617Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-07T14:57:43.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the UK meets its renewed target of Zero Carbon emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 7770 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a top priority for the Department. We were the first major economy to legislate for a net zero target and have already made great progress towards it. Since 1990 we have reduced emissions by 42% while growing our economy by 72%.</p><p>The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy and Industrial Strategy set out strong frameworks to deliver the target in a way that maximises the economic benefits of our transition to net zero. This includes building on our strengths in electric vehicles and offshore wind. In 2018, 1 in 5 battery electric cars sold in Europe were built in the UK[1] and we are spending nearly £1.5 billion out to 2021 to support the take-up of ultra low emission vehicles. The UK has the largest offshore wind capacity in the world, with 34% of global capacity[2]. At the latest contracts for difference allocation round, 12 renewable electricity projects won contracts at record low costs. The auction has delivered enough energy to power 7.2m homes by 2025.</p><p>On 15 October, the Government published its response to the CCC’s latest annual Progress Report, setting out the suite of recent announcements made in support of our net zero target, and describing further actions that the Government will take to deliver net zero and meet our carbon budgets. These include plans for the publication in 2020 of an Energy White Paper, a Transport Decarbonisation Plan and a Heat Roadmap.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <strong>OLEV (2019) fast facts briefing; ONS (2019) Low carbon and renewable energy economy final estimates: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/datasets/lowcarbonandrenewableenergyeconomyfirstestimatesdataset" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/datasets/lowcarbonandrenewableenergyeconomyfirstestimatesdataset</a> (Updated 19/07/2019 Nelli Vanninen)</strong></p><p> </p><p>[2] <strong>GWEC (2018), Global Wind report 2018,</strong> <strong><a href="https://gwec.net/global-wind-report-2018/" target="_blank">https://gwec.net/global-wind-report-2018/</a>, (Updated 16/07/2019 Nelli Vanninen) </strong> last updated 07 May 2019 CED briefings</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:09:41.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:09:41.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Royston Smith remove filter