Truss Offered Climate Change Recommendations

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) and the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) have written to new UK prime minister Liz Truss calling for “action on energy efficiency, low carbon heat and renewables”. The groups suggested the incoming government should develop policies for energy efficiency in buildings, as such investments will provide meaningful long-term reductions in energy waste and support the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy. They also recommend providing and promoting a “comprehensive” energy advice service, as well as delivering a functional “market-based mechanism” for low-carbon heat. The groups also recommended maximising the use of new auctions for onshore wind and solar power, which are the cheapest forms of electricity generation. The letter says: “Decisive Government action in the near term can deliver lasting benefits to the UK’s climate and energy security. The best policies for the consumer are those that support lasting energy security and a low carbon, low-cost energy system.” 

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