The consultation, launched this week, follows a commitment in December’s Energy White Paper to update the energy National Policy Statements by the end of 2021. The commitment came after the Good Law Project launched judicial review proceedings in May 2020 to force a review. The National Policy Statements on energy were first published in 2011. The Good Law Project said the documents presume in favour of fossil fuel developments and fail to take account of commitments to tackle carbon emissions: The government said the revised statements should reflect the policies in the white paper and create a planning policy framework to deliver infrastructure needed for a transition to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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