Commenting on the Government's Ten Point Plan for Net Zero, EIC's director of policy Matthew Farrow says:
"While Government’s attentions have, understandably, been elsewhere this year, these tangible steps will ensure progress continues towards a carbon free future.
"We are delighted to see positive news around innovation funding for Net Zero. The CCC has made a lot of assumptions on future technology and as the drivers of environmental innovation, our members are crucial to meeting these expectations.
"Bringing forward the commitment on electric vehicles will also have positive effects on air quality in the near-term as confidence grows in both the technology and charging infrastructure.
"Government must now focus on boosting enforcement of policies, such as energy efficiency regulations, where compliance is sometimes scandalously low. Without more effort and resources put into this area, today’s encouraging announcements are likely to have limited impact."