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Industrial Info Resources

May 20, 2011 02:45 ET

U.K. Promises 50% Cut in CO2 Emissions by 2027, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - May 20, 2011) - Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- The U.K. has committed to halving its carbon emissions before 2027 following the publication of its ambitious fourth carbon budget.

The rollout and development of renewable energy technologies, as well as the construction of new nuclear power plants, will play a key part in reducing the country's carbon emissions 50% when compared to 1990 levels. This will mean that net emissions for 2023-27 should not exceed 1.95 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. The new goal from the coalition government also will mean that the energy and industrial sectors will have to work harder to reduce their emissions. The 50% reduction target before 2027 is among the highest in the world, and the government said it will continue to push for a 30% reduction by 2020.

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