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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:04 PM

Britain must commit to carbon capture to meet climate goals: lawmakers

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS APRIL 24, 2019 / 7:09 PM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

Britain must commit to carbon capture to meet climate goals: lawmakers

Susanna Twidale
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain must commit to projects to capture, store and use carbon dioxide emissions to meet its climate targets, a report from a cross-party group of lawmakers said on Thursday.

The report comes ahead of a recommendation due next week on whether and how the government could strengthen its climate target to a goal of net zero emissions, by Britain’s independent climate advisers, the Committee on Climate Change.

The country’s current target is to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent compared with 1990 levels by 2050.

“Carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) will be necessary to meet the UK’s existing climate change targets at least cost, the report by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee said.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-carboncapture/britain-must-commit-to-carbon-capture-to-meet-climate-goals-lawmakers-idUSKCN1S02XL

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