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The CBI today commented on the Committee on Climate Change’s report to Parliament which found that emissions increased by 3% in 2010. Earlier this month, the CBI published its Climate Change Tracker, which showed that not enough progress had been made in decarbonising energy, buildings, transport and industry. Further details can be found at: www.cbi.org.uk/climatetracker.

Commenting on the CCC’s report, Rhian Kelly, CBI Director for Business Environment, said:

“Our Climate Change Tracker shows too many gaps in reducing emissions from key sectors including energy, buildings, transport and industry. Recent policy shifts have also dented investor confidence, such as the sudden removal of the incentive behind the Carbon Reduction Commitment.

“To get back on track, the Government must clarify a number of grey policy areas, including the Green Deal, electricity market reform and the Green Investment Bank.”

Notes to Editors:

The CBI is the UK's leading business organisation, speaking for some 240,000 businesses that together employ around a third of the private sector workforce. With offices across the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi, the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.

Media Contact:
CBI Press Office on 020 7395 8239 or out of hours pager on 07623 977 854. Follow the CBI on Twitter at: www.cbi.org.uk/twitter



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