Response to the Environmental Audit Committee's report on carbon budgets. Responding to the report, Joan Ruddock, Energy and Climate Change Minister, said:
"There will be no let up in the UK’s efforts in tackling climate change and maximising the low carbon opportunities for Britain – because of the clear benefits that will flow in terms of green jobs and a healthier, cleaner environment.
"We’ve already cut the UK’s emissions by nearly double the Kyoto target and are on track to meet the first three carbon budgets. It’s right that we strengthen and sustain these efforts and we’ve a detailed plan to make that happen which includes a world leading policy on clean coal, plans for new nuclear, a massive increase in offshore wind plus a wide range of help for people to save energy in their homes.
"But we also need a global move to low carbon, which is why we must complete the unfinished business of Copenhagen and get a comprehensive international deal which includes tough emissions reduction targets."
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