Climate change targets toughened up

Ed MilibandThe new Energy & Climate Change secretary Ed Miliband (pictured) has today announced that he is to accept the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change to introduce a tougher target on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

The report by the Committee recommended a new target of a reduction in GHG emissions of 80% per annum by 2050 strengthening the existing 60% target.

The West Midlands has the same 60% target to 2050 and is aiming for a 26-32% reduction by 2020 to demonstrate progress.

The revised target does not include aviation or shipping emissions.

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