Seajacks supports call to commit the UK to a low carbon power sector by 2030

20.02.2014
Seajacks supports call to commit the UK to a low carbon power sector by 2030

February 20th, 2013, Great Yarmouth

Seajacks has today joined 35 other green groups, faith bodies and energy developers to urge Members of Parliament to support the inclusion of a 2030 de-carbonisation target in the Energy Bill which is currently going through Parliament.

This follows on from Seajacks' successful dinner in Parliament, attended by a number of prominent MPs, at which Seajacks urged them to support the inclusion of the target as well as ensure that offshore wind development has a strong element of UK content in order to boost industry and create jobs in the UK.

Blair Ainslie, CEO of Seajacks said:

"We are supporting this campaign because we are firm believers that the UK needs to commit to this 2030 target in order to show that the UK is serious about tackling climate change. A de-carbonisation target in the Energy Bill will help to give certainty to investors and developers who will help us to create a low carbon power sector."

 


Notes to editors:

1. The full Joint Statement: “The Energy Bill represents a major opportunity to put the UK firmly on track to becoming a world leading low-carbon economy, boost employment and show genuine leadership in the fight against dangerous climate change. Our organisations jointly call on Members of Parliament to seize this unique opportunity to commit the UK in the Energy Bill to have a near carbon free power sector by 2030 in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change. We represent different parts of society but are united in the belief that a low-carbon power sector is essential to secure the future wellbeing of our economy, our environment and future generations.”

The following companies / organisations have signed up to the statement: SSE, Mainstream Renewable Power, EdPR, Dong Energy, Repower, Repsol, Renewable Energy System (RES), Good Energy, Ecotricity, Seajacks UK Ltd, Seanergy Plc, Modus Seabed Intervention Ltd, Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd, UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, RSA, Cisco, Interface, PZ Cussons, Triodos Bank, The Co-operative Group, the TUC, Regen South West, Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE), IPPR, Christian Aid, Oxfam, British Association for Sustainable Sport, Quakers in Britain, The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the United Reformed Church, Methodist Church in Britain, Operation Noah, Greenpeace, the RSPB, Friends of the Earth and WWF.