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UK Government Calls For Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

When it comes to renewable energy sources, public and private support for the likes of aerobic digestion plants which use our emergency relief vents is growing day by day, and such is the government’s support for it, that they’ve shifted the goal posts for carbon emissions by 2050.

As part of the 2008 Climate Change Act, targets were set to reduce carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, however, this week the government announced that they would instead be looking for net zero emissions by this time instead.

The renewed target is something that the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association, ADBA, support, according to Bioenergy News. After all, anaerobic digestion is believed to be able to contribute to a 10 per cent cut in world emissions, through a mix of its abilities to convert organic waste to renewable heat and power, as well as cleaner transport fuel and fertiliser.

ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton said that it was good news that the prime minister had heeded advice issued from the Committee On Climate Change, and that anaerobic digestion has a key and vital role to play in the future reduction of emissions. “It’s vital that government recognises and rewards the many benefits of AD so it can make the maximum contribution to decarbonisation at speed and scale. Policies such as separate food waste collections will make a significant contribution to this.”

In terms of the current Conservative leadership contest, Morton is relieved that all candidates support the pledge and hope that they take this forward to ensure it becomes legislation.