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18 November 2015 – The UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has set a clear direction of travel towards decarbonisation, but more is needed on energy efficiency, says our Deputy Director.

Cambridge, 18 November 2015 – Amber Rudd, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, outlined today in a speech in London a new direction for UK energy policy.

Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, commented:

"Amber Rudd set out her vision for the UK energy system in 2025, and there is much that progressive businesses, like members of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, will applaud: in particular her desire for a clear, consistent direction of travel, where costs are managed but the UK delivers on its carbon targets. 

The UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has made two major announcements that will ensure the UK can hold its head up at the global climate change negotiations held in Paris at the end of the month. She has delivered both a timetable to end unabated coal, and a positive vision for the role offshore wind can play, giving a strong signal about the UK’s commitment to decarbonisation.

Now it has set out its refreshed intentions for the power generation sector, the UK government now needs to deliver equal clarity for how it can drive action in increasing energy efficiency for business and consumers."