Online simulation to help cut carbon

Energy minister Chris Huhne has today (March 3) unveiled a new website aimed at helping people cut the UK's carbon footprint by 2050.

Launched by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) My2050 aims to help people make the transition to a low carbon economy and, even more importantly, will tell DECC what they want 2050 to look like.

The site, which can be found here, gives individuals the power to make choices over the UK’s energy future.

Users are given options including building more nuclear power stations, move everyone to electric cars or investing in cleaner coal.

All the moves are aimed at helping the UK reach its 2050 target to reduce carbon emissions by 80%.

Mr Huhne said: “This project is all about getting to grips with the hard choices and trade-offs which need to be made, choices which will affect our homes, communities and the way we travel. We can’t afford to leave it till tomorrow – so get involved today.”

Luke Walsh

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