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Churches unite on carbon power

Five of Britain's major Churches are uniting in calling on the Government's new Energy Bill to prioritise low carbon power. In a statement the Baptist Union of Great Britain, Church of Scotland, Methodist Church, Quakers and United Reformed Church wants MPs to make Britain a low-carbon economy.

Steve Hucklesby, Public Issues Policy Adviser for the Methodist Church, tells Premier what could happen if Parliament doesn't do this:

The full statement reads: 

"The Energy Bill represents a major opportunity to put the UK firmly on track to becoming a world leading low-carbon economy, boost employment and show genuine leadership in the fight against dangerous climate change. 

"Our organisations jointly call on Members of Parliament to seize this unique opportunity to commit the UK in the Energy Bill to have a near carbon free power sector by 2030, in line with the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change.

"We represent different parts of society but are united in the belief that a low-carbon power sector is essential to secure the future wellbeing of our economy, our environment and future generations."

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