The UK may be in turmoil politically thanks to Brexit, but it has revived its efforts to take a leadership position on climate change, after the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommended that the government adopt a new target of net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, a tightening of the current goal to cut emissions by 80% from 1990 levels. Mike Scott reports for Energy Post
The country that launched the Industrial Revolution may have just launched a new green revolution. Other countries, such as Norway and Sweden, have set net-zero targets, but they both allow for carbon offsets which, as the Economist points out, are “convenient nationally, but incompatible with global decarbonisation”.
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