As one of the leading markets for US exports, the UK offers many opportunities for US companies to enter this broad and innovative market. The UK government's main 'green' focus is on climate change, and it is seeking to lead the world in cutting emissions of greenhouse gases. The UK established aggressive targets to cut CO2 emissions by at least 34 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels).
In March 2011, the UK government launched a comprehensive Carbon Plan, with actions and deadlines, to combat climate change and build a green economy; with implications for and participation required by all government departments. This was a much awaited signal that the UK government is following through on its commitment to being the “greenest government ever”.
The UK's determination to become a low carbon economy creates many opportunities for innovative US companies to supply 'green' solutions – products and services – that will help the UK reduce carbon emissions, generate renewable energy, and improve energy efficiency.
For detailed information on the UK Carbon Plan, please visit UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.
For more information on how CSUK can help you enter the green market in the UK , please contact us at Office.London@trade.gov or contact the Commercial Specialist covering your industry through our Contact Us page.