Organisation Name
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Policy and Mix
Data Source
CEO Messaging
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

0.44

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Generally supporting transition of energy mix 

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Supporting transition to a low carbon economy. (Speech by CBI Director-General John Cridland at UCL, Corporate Website, June 2015)

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Of course, in recent tough economic times, there have been plenty of questions about whether we can afford to ‘go green’. I believe this is a false question. Greening the economy and growing the economy can go hand in hand, as long as the right frameworks are in place – but I shall come onto that shortly.[...] At home, the UK’s green market now stands at 128 billion pounds – and has been growing throughout the economic downturn. And our environmental exports are helping to rebalance our economy. The green economy has a trade surplus of around 5 billion pounds a year and is helping to forge strong links with BRIC economies, such as China. [...] We need to make progress on investment in our low-carbon energy infrastructure. Making sure we have a diverse energy mix, including nuclear, renewables, gas and Carbon Capture and Storage, will ensure we’re not relying on any one fuel or technology – meeting our climate change goals while enhancing our future security of supply. Having gone through many years of transformation, now is a time for stability. And getting the nuclear deal over the line is also important – the first power plant of this kind to be built in a generation! For those making long-term investments, such as in offshore wind or Carbon Capture and Storage – we can achieve greater certainty by providing visibility of the Levy Control Framework – the envelope for low-carbon infrastructure funding – beyond 2020.

Created: 27/11/2015 Last edited: 16/03/2017

 

Generally supporting transition of energy mix 

InfluenceMap Comment:

Broadly supporting measures to transition energy mix (CBI, Response to Autumn Budget, November 2017)

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Read the CBI's full response to Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget. Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:[...]  “Following the Clean Growth Strategy, firms want to see a long-term, stable and pro-market energy policy framework. This will drive low-carbon transition, maintain security of supply and keep energy costs manageable for consumers. [...] “Further support for ultra-low emission vehicles is very welcome, and provides an opportunity for the UK to be at the forefront of decarbonising transport.”

Created: 30/07/2018 Last edited: 30/07/2018

 

Generally supporting transition of energy mix 

InfluenceMap Comment:

Directly advocating to policy makers to support transition of energy mix (CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn, BBC News, December 2015)

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Carolyn Fairbairn, the CBI's director-general, said the government should do more to back clean technology. "The government must provide a stable environment that enables investment in cleaner, more affordable and more secure energy generation, including renewable technologies and new gas plants," she said.

Created: 16/03/2017 Last edited: 24/11/2017

 

Not supporting transition of energy mix

InfluenceMap Comment:

Is pushing for air infrastructure projects that will result in increased GHG emissions, without mentioning the need to decarbonise air transport (CBI Director-Genera,Carolyn Fairbairn, Press Release, June 2018)

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“Time is up on indecision and delay on the new runway at Heathrow. The UK must be open for business, and to the world. A new runway is critical for our economy, and we have reached the day when Parliament needs to say yes.

Created: 31/07/2018 Last edited: 31/07/2018

 

Generally supporting transition of energy mix 

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting transition to a low carbon economy (Green Aliiance Blog, April 2017)

Extract from Source:

As CBI’s recent report on the low carbon future, Stepping up to the challenge, makes clear, these two strategies should not be seen as separate entities. Globally, we will spend $90 trillion on infrastructure by 2030, the majority of which will be low carbon, following the 2015 Paris Agreement. Developed and developing nations are setting out their plans for decarbonisation: China has targeted 20GW of offshore wind by 2020; Norway targets 100 per cent ultra-low emissions vehicle sales by 2025. These are areas the UK excels in. Therefore, decarbonising our own economy and finding opportunities for growth are two sides of the same coin. But achieving these outcomes will require a clear and credible plan against which businesses can innovate and invest: this is what the clean growth plan should provide. With industry already making great strides, the plan needs to go with the grain of the market and look at what action can be taken across different parts of the economy to support further investment; identifying where we can build on significant progress already made, and where new thinking is needed. It is by no means expected to have all the answers, but it is expected to be ‘future fit’, helping businesses to plan ahead.

Created: 24/11/2017 Last edited: 24/11/2017