SenerTec, the UK supplier of mini Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology, has announced its support for the carbon reduction targets outlined by the Government last week in the fifth carbon budget.
General manager Gary Stoddart said: “It is encouraging that the Government has agreed the levels proposed by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in the fifth carbon budget, especially at a time of uncertainty created by the EU Referendum.”
“The proposals paint an encouraging picture for the UK’s low carbon economy, setting the emissions budget at 1,725MtCO2e for the period of 2028 to 2032. The targets also leave the UK well-placed to meet long term aims, in particular the 2050 commitment to reducing emissions by 80 per cent against 1990 levels,” he continued.
“Reassuringly, as carbon budgets are legislated as part of the UK Climate Change Act 2008, the reduction targets laid out will not be affected by the potential exit from the Euopean Union. This stance was reaffirmed by the Energy and Climate Change secretary Amber Rudd in her speech at the Business & Climate Summit, in which she noted that the Government’s commitment to securing the UK’s energy supply, keeping bills low and building a low carbon energy infrastructure remains strong.
Mr Stoddart added: “In terms of commercial buildings, the provision of heating and hot water is a critical area for policy development, offering huge potential to cut carbon and help meet the overall emissions targets.
“Integral to achieving this is the use of a combination of different heat technologies; a strategy which the CCC has too recommended, with low carbon, gas transition technologies, such as CHP, becoming increasingly important,” he concluded.