Good Energy, along with 80 other British businesses, is today calling on the new UK government to take urgent action to build a low-carbon Britain.
Co-ordinated by WWF, we issued our call to action in an open letter to the Prime Minister, published today in the Financial Times, in which we challenge the government to take significant steps towards tackling climate change, make the UK’s economy low carbon and more energy efficient.
Good Energy’s vision of a renewable future
Good Energy was established with sustainability at the core. I founded the company in 1999 as a consumer response to climate change by developing and distributing 100% renewable electricity to households and businesses across the UK. That goal remains as relevant today as it did when we first opened for business.
That’s why, as a company, we have chosen to sign this letter as we see a failure to tackle climate change as one which could put Britain’s economic prosperity at risk. By doing something to mitigate the problem now, we can help boost and strengthen the future of the UK’s economy.
A greener UK is not only possible, it’s crucial
As a signatory, we are asking our government to:
- Seek a strong global climate deal in Paris in December which limits temperature rises to below 2°C
- Set an ambitious 5th carbon budget to drive further reductions in UK emissions (covering 2028-32)
- Establish a long-term framework for investment in the low-carbon economy
A low carbon, 100% renewable energy future for the UK is possible – if we act now. Renewable energy is disrupting the fossil fuel generation status quo and provides great benefits to communities, society and the environment.
We’re proud to put our name to this letter. Show your support by using #lowcarbonbritain on Twitter and getting involved in the discussion today.