The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan

the-uk-low-carbon-transition-planThe United Kingdom may soon become a climate change model for Europe and other developed nations as it plans to cut by 34 percent its greenhouse gases emissions by 2020 from 1990 levels.

Yes, over a third less, this is exactly what the IPCC has been advocating in 2007. These brilliant goals will be reached essentially by increasing the amount of low carbon electricity sources such as renewables, nuclear and clean coal.

Energy efficiency will also play a role as seven million houses will be retrofitted and as public transportation will be promoted. For more, please check out the official page.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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  1. Saturday, November 14, 2009

    […] Indeed, to Reuters and several other sources the country is willing to cut its emissions by a massive 36 percent minimum and even offered to go as far as 39 percent. This is even further than the United Kingdom. […]

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