Thursday 15 November 2018

Brown to outline plans to cut carbon emissions

Prime Minister Gordon Brown will this week outline further ways in which Britain can cut its carbon emissions in a new push on combating climate change.

He announced the move after publication yesterday of a major international scientific report showing that the Earth is heading for a warmer age at a quickening pace because of human activity.

Mr Brown said he would set out in the next few days various ways in which he believes emissions can be cut.

He is also asking the UK's independent climate change committee to report on whether the target of a 60% reduction in Britain's emissions by 2050 should be even more stringent.

Experts are speculating that he will concentrate on boosting Britain's use of renewable energy, encouraging the use of wind and tidal power.

Europe's leaders agreed in March that a fifth of the bloc's energy should come from renewable sources by 2020, and there has been concern about whether Britain is on course to meet its share of the commitment.

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