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Will cutting carbon emissions save the UK money?

A WWF report has found meeting the UK’s carbon targets could save the country billions of pounds by improving energy security, creating jobs and stimulating new industries. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates.

Efforts to combat climate change will save the UK money and increase the income of householders, according to a report published on Wednesday.

The Cambridge Econometrics analysis, commissioned by WWF, found that meeting the UK’s first four carbon budgets would not only help reduce the impact of climate change on the UK and the rest of the world. By 2030 it would also add £565 to the average household income, increase GDP by 1.1% and create 190,000 jobs... Read more>
 

10/Sep/2014

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