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UK commits to new carbon emissions target

UK ministers are set to agree on an ambitious new carbon emissions target in order to meet a legal Climate Change Act requirement. The so-called fifth carbon budget will see Britain commit to a 57 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2032, based on 1990 levels.

The new target is more stringent than the European Union’s requirement of a 40 per cent reduction by 2030 and allays fears that the outcome of last week’s EU membership referendum could affect the UK’s approach to climate change.

Earlier this year, the Department of Energy & Climate Change announced that carbon emissions in Britain dropped 29 per cent between 1990 and 2014, inspiring confidence that a more challenging target could be met.

Energy-efficiency improvements in electric motor-driven processes such as HVAC systems, water pumps, conveyors and mixers have played a significant part in the UK’s carbon reduction efforts over the last 25 years.

Electric motor efficiency regulations, including the European Minimum Energy Performance Standard (EU MEPS), along with ever-improving variable-speed drive technology, have allowed British manufacturers to increase productivity and reduce electricity consumption by up to 60 per cent.

As the UK embarks on its latest carbon reduction effort amid an uncertain future, Gibbons is on hand to provide cost-effective solutions for improving energy efficiency, extending equipment life and saving money on industrial applications. Our range of high-efficiency electric motors, ABB drives, Lowara pumps, Bonfiglioli gearboxes and HVAC systems are installed and maintained by expert engineers to maximise productivity and reliability.

Find out more about how we could help your business save energy by calling 01621 868138 or email

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