He wants the UK to become a world leader in committing to legally binding carbon emission targets. He also wants to “ensure low carbon energy security and decarbonisation is achieved at least cost to the consumer”.
However, Huhne’s pledges have been met with consternation from leading industry figures. Some say that this move will “crucify industry”.
For this month’s poll, Packaging News is asking whether government plans to cut carbon emissions by 2025 will damage UK packaging?
To take part, simply cast your vote in the ‘Poll’ section on the right-hand side of the website.
We also want to hear your views on the issue. What do you think? Will this sacrifice the UK manufacturing industry on the altar of low carbon? Or will this move benefit the packaging industry?
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