Southwest PR company welcomes UK carbon targets news


The Government announced this month that the UK is on track to meet its third carbon budget and reduce emissions by 34% by 2020.

This comes after the Committee on Climate Change voiced concerns earlier this year that this target would not be met. In response, the Government has highlighted the £35bn invested by the private sector in new energy infrastructure and says that projections show the UK is on course to meet its targets.

wind02It was also stated that the current electricity market reforms will develop new low-carbon forms of power generation through technologies such as renewables, new nuclear and gas. As a low-carbon marketing specialist, Content Communications anticipates further investment in initiatives to improve the energy infrastructure of the UK.

Joanna Watchman, Managing Director of the energy marketing expert, Content Coms, says: “This is fantastic news. It is vital that we implement this kind of long-term thinking in regards to our carbon reduction – these targets need to be met for a reason.”

She adds: “It is also good to see Edward Davey, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, recognise the scale of the challenge – we cannot be complacent if we want to continue to deliver significant cuts to carbon emissions.”