The Fifth Carbon Budget is crucial, but it is not the only green test the government faces

James Murray
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The Fifth Carbon Budget is crucial, but it is not the only green test the government faces

The government should approve the Fifth Carbon Budget, but any decision needs to be backed by a credible plan for delivery that is currently sorely lacking

The cross-party Energy and Climate Change Committee of MPs is unequivocal, the government should approve the fifth carbon budget in line with recommendations to slash emissions 57 per cent against 1990...

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