Climate change and clean energy: Is the UK ahead of the pack?

The UK is not doing more to tackle climate change and build a clean energy economy than the rest of the EU.

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There is an oft-quoted belief in the UK that the nation is “doing more than its fair share” compared with the rest of the European Union in terms of combatting climate change and building a clean energy system. In this report, we ask whether this is really true.

Usually, claims of UK leadership are based on single measures. But this can be a misleading approach, as either historical progress or the current rate of change can be skewed by factors that have little to do with energy and climate policy. Ultimately, a sustained, systematic policy shift over decades is needed if European nations are to achieve their long-term targets.

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