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UK must make serious moves at home to lead the world on climate action

6 February 2024

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has called for the UK to support COP28's global goals to triple renewable capacity and double the annual rate of energy efficiency improvements by 2030.

Chris Friedler, Senior Policy Manager at the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), said: "The CCC’s report is clear. If the UK wants to continue to lead the world in tackling the climate crisis, it must first make serious moves at home. It must build, not slide, on a history of wise and successful policy. The key to rolling out more renewable energy will be a more flexible, resilient grid of the future, and the ADE supports the CCC's view that the Government needs to go much further in reducing energy use in the building sector.

"One of the UK’s next steps after COP28 should be to progress the next part of the Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA), so industry can help shape and plan the renewable future we need. So too must the government further embrace innovative green finance for home retrofit, boosting energy efficiency and dealing with the cost-of-living crisis at the same time."

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