The Prime Minister has announced a new approach to tackling one of the biggest long-term challenges we face: climate change.
Reaching Net Zero and becoming more environmentally friendly and sustainable is a key goal for the Government, but since we started that journey, which we have been doing very well on, previously unforeseen circumstances have meant that the Government has had to consider how it can best deliver this result, while bearing the overall impact on the public to mind.
The debate about climate change is stuck between two extremes: those who want to deny climate change or abandon Net Zero altogether because the costs are too high, and those who want to go further and faster with no regard to the cost to people’s lives or how much our country has already achieved compared to others.
The new plan means a more pragmatic, proportionate approach to meeting Net Zero which gets to grips with the problem we are all facing, but also put the interests of the British people first – easing the burden for working people. The plan includes measures to increase investment in our energy infrastructure and speed up an increase in capacity on the national grid, which together will help us secure our energy supply and increase clean energy for the future.
You can read more about the Prime Minister’s announcement here: PM speech on Net Zero: 20 September 2023 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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