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RenewableUK reaction to President Trump’s withdrawal from international climate change agreement

02 June 2017  
Posted by: Rob Norris
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Commenting on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, RenewableUK’s Executive Director, Emma Pinchbeck, said:

 

"Far from putting America First, withdrawing from action on climate change means that President Trump has put the US behind the rest of the world. Countries across Europe, as well as India and China, have all reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement in recent days. 

 

“The global renewables boom is inevitable with or without President Trump. These technologies, including wind, wave and tidal energy, are not just the best options for tackling climate change - they’re now the best options for powering the economy. Most Governments know this - here in the UK, since May 2010, we’ve installed more than 11 gigawatts of wind energy, enough to power more than 7.8 million homes. We must continue to show leadership by pushing ahead to deliver our carbon budgets - and leave behind those foolish enough to miss the opportunity”. 

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For further information, please contact:

  • Jennifer Webber, Director of External Affairs, 0207 901 3012 or 07792 463 445 Jennifer.Webber@RenewableUK.com

  • Robert Norris, Head of Communications, 0207 901 3013 or 07969 229913 Robert.Norris@RenewableUK.com

  • Adam Wentworth, Communications Officer, 0207 901 3038 or 07791 702702 Adam.Wentworth@RenewableUK.com

    Notes:

RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the wind, wave and tidal energy industries. Formed in 1978, and with more than 400 corporate members, RenewableUK is the country’s leading renewable energy trade association.

 


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