Britain’s energy sector has called on the government to seize the opportunity to deliver a green economic recovery. Nine of the country’s energy trade associations, representing networks, generators, retailers and the supply chain have together called for action to boost Britain’s reputation as a renewable energy superpower. Clear, ambitious targets with a robust framework are needed, the groups said in a statement. This should include; 40GW offshore wind, 40GW of solar, 30GW of onshore wind, 2GW of floating wind, 5GW of green hydrogen electrolyser capacity, and 1GW of marine energy. Additionally, a clear plan to restore nuclear to at least existing levels should be developed. This comes just after EDF announced the closure of Dungeness B, meaning five of the nation’s eight nuclear plants will now close by 2024.
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Renewable energy companies, SSEN and Ofgem will be appearing before the Scottish Affairs Committee as it continues its inquiry on renewable energy in Scotland.
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Boris Johnson’s flight from London to Cornwall for the G7 summit is the latest in a series of short-haul air journeys that have left critics questioning the Prime Minister’s environmental credentials. Flight tracking information shows that the Prime Minister’s Airbus A321 – painted with a Union flag on the tail – took off from Stansted Airport at 2.04pm on Wednesday and landed at Newquay 49 minutes later. Mr Johnson even posed for a photograph on the steps of the plane – tweeting that he would be asking fellow world leaders to “rise to the challenge of beating the pandemic and building back better, fairer and greener”.
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