"The government believes that climate change is one of the gravest threats we face and that urgent action at home and abroad is required. We need to
cut carbon emissions, decarbonise the economy and support the creation of new green jobs and technologies.
We will push for the EU to demonstrate leadership in tackling international climate change by supporting an increase in the EU emission reduction target by 30% by 2020
The Coalition: our programme for government, Cabinet Office, Whitehall, May 2010
The Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme (CRC) will encourage significant savings through greater energy efficiency and importantly will make carbon a boardroom issue for many large organisations
Greg Barker, Climate change Minister, August 2010