Chemical Sector Beats its 2004 Climate Change Agreement Target
The UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) announced today that the chemical sector has achieved and exceeded its 2004 Climate Change Agreement (CCA) target.
The chemical sector has improved its energy efficiency by 19.5% since 1998, this is equivalent to an annual saving of around 3.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
After adjustment for members’ emissions trading, the target increased from 12.1% to 18.9%. The sector has therefore exceeded its target by a small margin.
“Our members have invested real effort to deliver this improvement in energy efficiency; this is a win for the environment and win for the sector’s energy bill in these times of uncompetitive UK energy prices” said Nick Sturgeon, who manages the chemical sector CCA.
He went on: “we now look to the challenge of continuing this exceptional performance. The revised Climate Change Programme, due this November, provides Government with an opportunity to simplify the UK’s policy mix, and so help chemical companies to maintain their focus on meeting this challenge.”
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