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Global Climate Deal within reach

Ahead of the coming climate summit in New York later this month many UK organisations are pushing David Cameron to lobby for international targets to help drive carbon emissions towards zero. Although this is an ambitious target many people feel optimistic that this summit, organised by the UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon, may at last deliver some tangible results.

In the UK we are already leading the way with our Climate Change Act which includes a series of five- year ' carbon budgets' for reducing greenhouse gases. These targets, which are set years in advance, are aimed at ensuring that the UK is on track to meet its legally binding goal to cut greenhouse gases by 80% by 2050. Here in Yorkshire Th!nk Energy is already helping its customers to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide their homes produce.

A coalition of charities and environmental groups including Greenpeace, WWF, the RSPB, Think Tank Green Alliance and Christian Aid have all joined forces to urge the UK Premier to promote a global climate deal echoing the UK's existing commitment.

It is hoped that a deal will finally be struck in Paris next year. The last time this was attempted was at the Copenhagen Summit in 2009 when the U.S. and China famously refused to sign up. It is widely believed that both these countries are ready to change their stance. It is thought that lower costs for clean technology and growing evidence of climate change have finally convinced these counties of the need for action. It is now hoped that a true global agreement can be achieved.

Environmental groups are urging countries to include commitments for taking action before and after 2020. They are also demanding a clear legal framework for delivering and monitoring greenhouse gas cuts.

Here at Th!nk Energy we are already helping customers throughout Yorkshire and beyond to convert to cleaner, low carbon technology. We have a wealth of experience in all types of renewable energy from solar PV panels, ground and air source heat pumps, domestic wind turbines right through to biomass boilers. Our experienced staff will be able to talk you through the different options available. Contact Th!nk Energy and you will soon be able to lower your carbon footprint and save money on increasing costs associated with fossil fuels.