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Sunak’s net zero rollback is “economic misjudgement of historic proportions”

Solar Energy UK

20 September 2023

In response to the Prime Minister’s speech on net zero today, Chris Hewett, Chief Executive of Solar Energy UK, said:

“Across the world, businesses in US, China, EU, India and beyond are in a global race to lead in the energy transition to renewables, electric vehicles and decarbonised heat, all of which will cut the cost of living for ordinary people. If Rishi Sunak really wants to put the brakes on the UK’s position in this race, it is an economic misjudgement of historic proportions. It is evidence of a leader who is out of touch with the needs of UK plc, as well as energy consumers.”

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