Brit cities ask PM to back energy efficiency target
Four British cities have sent Prime Minister David Cameron a letter asking him to back an “ambitious, binding energy efficiency target” for 2030 in the EU, writes Energy Live News.
Bristol, Aberdeen, Leicester and Milton Keynes are members of Energy Cities, a European association of local authorities.
On October 23-24, European leaders will vote on bringing in a target of reducing energy demand by 30% by 2030. There are calls to boost this to 40%.
A more ambitious target would send a signal to investors, argues the cities’ letter. It calls on David Cameron to back the move “not primarily to save energy or comply with international targets but first and foremost to save jobs, competitiveness and the well-being of our citizens”.