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STA comments on CCC key principles

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has set out < a href=” “target=”_blank”rel=”nofollow”>six key principles for resilient economic recovery following the COVID-19 crisis, in which reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change is essential.

Welcoming the intervention, STA Chief Executive Chris Hewett has stated, “It is vital that the Government’s recovery package aligns with its obligation to tackle climate change and deliver a resilient, net zero economy.”

The first CCC principle calls on the Government to “use climate investments to support economic recovery and jobs,” and highlights that “many are labour-intensive, spread across the UK and ready to roll out as part of a targeted and timely stimulus package.”

Chris Hewett stated that “The Government must not miss this golden chance to place renewables at the heart of the recovery. Solar and energy storage in particular offer swift, job-intensive opportunities for growth, with average ground-mount sites able to be built in a few months, and rooftop installations often taking only a day or two. There is an 8 GW pipeline of solar projects ready to be unlocked.”

According the STA, high solar power outputs in recent weeks have helped to deliver a new coal-free record for the grid, with coal power plants being offline since 00:00 on Friday 10 April 2020.1

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