Low Carbon Transition Plan
This White Paper sets out the UK’s first ever comprehensive
low carbon transition plan to 2020. This plan will deliver
emission cuts of 18% on 2008 levels by 2020 (and over a one
third reduction on 1990 levels).
Key steps include:
40% of our electricity from low carbon sources by 2020
with policies to:
around 30% of our electricity from renewables by 2020
by substantially increasing the requirement for electricity
suppliers to sell renewable electricity.
homes greener by:
about £3.2 billion to help households become more
energy efficient by increasing the current CERT programme
by 20% between 2008 and 2011 and then extending it to
the end of 2012.
out smart meters in every home by the end of 2020.
“pay as you save” ways to help people make
their whole house greener – the savings made on
energy bills will be used to repay the upfront costs.
clean energy cash-back schemes so that people and businesses
will be paid if they use low carbon sources to generate
heat or electricity.
a competition for 15 towns, cities and villages to be
at the forefront of pioneering green innovation.
Helping the most vulnerable by:
mandated social price support at the earliest opportunity
with increased resources compared to the current voluntary
system. The Government is minded to focus new resources
particularly on older pensioners on the lowest incomes.
a community-based approach to delivering green homes in
low income areas, helping around 90,000 homes.
the level of Warm Front grants so most eligible applicants
can receive their energy saving measures without having
to contribute payment themselves.
document can be found at: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/publications/lc_trans_plan/lc_trans_plan.aspx