RenewableUK comments on U.S. pulling out of Paris Agreement

RenewableUK today commented on the announcement made by the U.S. President Donald Trump on the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. 

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”.