U.K. Adopts Stiff Emissions Law

Moresco, Justin
December 2008
Red Herring;12/1/2008, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the passage of three energy bills in Great Britain in December 2008. The bills reportedly make the country the first in the world to introduce a legally-binding framework to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Change Bill commits the country to reduce by 2050 greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels. The Energy Bill, will drive development of new civil nuclear power, expand the use of renewables, and pave the way for new technologies such as carbon capture and storage and smart meters.


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