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14 Jan 2009 05:01:05

Change to low carbon economy 'not just dependent on individuals'

Change to low carbon economy 'not just dependent on individuals'
Making the transition to the low carbon economy will require a complex combination of factors, not just a mass of individual decisions, according to a policy expert.

Paul Elkins, professor of energy and environment policy at King's College London and co-director of the Energy Research Centre, has said that because of the systemic nature of energy use in the economy, making the transition and meeting climate change and renewables targets will require a broad range of activity.

He said: "It's not just a simple process of people making individual decisions – it's all tied up in infrastructure, habits, social behaviour, skills and the need for retraining of many parts of the economy which are associated with energy use."

His words echo the findings of a report published by the Confederation of British Industries last year, which said that a coordinated effort from government and business was required to exploit the potential of the low carbon economy.

As well as calling for immediate action, the report called for public and private spending on research and development on low carbon technologies to increase significantly.



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