Business chiefs call for emissions action

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The bosses of major UK companies will join calls today for the UK government to bring in a target to slash emissions from the power sector by 2030.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, the companies criticised the split in the government over the future 
of energy supplies.

The uncertainty over the government’s plans was paralysing investment and undermining growth prospects in the country, they warned.

While the Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary Ed Davey has indicated support for a low-carbon target, the Treasury has been pushing an agenda to promote new gas supplies.

The heads of Unilever, Doosan Power Systems, Anglian Water, Philips Electronics UK, B&Q owner Kingfisher, EDF Energy, Johnson Matthey and Heathrow Airport have now joined the calls for a target 
to be introduced.