Energy comparison customers might have heard that energy secretary Chris Huhne is pushing for higher targets on carbon emission reductions.
However, his plans were thwarted yesterday (June 21st) at an EU Environmental Council meeting in Luxembourg, where Poland blocked plans to increase the existing target from a 20 per cent reduction on 1990 greenhouse gas emissions.
Mr Huhne commented: "I'm deeply disappointed that the only country in the EU that could not accept a good compromise on how we can move Europe to a low carbon economy was Poland."
Many Eastern European countries continue to rely on fossil fuels, although France, Germany and Denmark have all made it clear they would support more ambitious goals.
"It's a dark day for Europe's leading role in tackling climate change but the UK together with its European colleagues will continue to make the economic case for tighter EU carbon targets so that we can make the most of the future green economy," Mr Huhne added.
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