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Energy Secretary: UK will meet green targets


The Energy and Climate Change Secretary has said that the UK will meet its carbon emission reduction targets for 2020.

Ed Davey was speaking ahead of a meeting of ministers from 23 leading economies who gather in London to seek solutions for power sources that do not fuel climate change.

He told the Today programme's Evan Davis that the UK was "starting from a low base" but that the country was making "real progress" on green policies and was now seen as the world's number one place for investing in offshore wind.

"The conference... bringing together the 23 world leading economies who are responsible for 80% of the world's carbon emissions - this is going to be different than summits that you see around the world," he said.

"This is about getting things done. It's about accelerating progress on clean energy. It's practical. It's the hard nosed edge of climate change if you like."

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