With MPs set to debate the Energy Bill over the next two days, calls for MPs to accept a recommendation on the implementation of a decarbonisation target have got louder.

The Committee on Climate Change has suggested an amendment which would see electricity generators forced to remove coal-fired and gas-fired power stations from their networks by 2030.

However, this would be allowed if machinery was installed which would see carbon emissions captured on site.

As proposed by chair of the Committee on Climate Change Tim Yeo, the amendment has seen backing  from Oxfam, National Farmers Union and The Church of Scotland, as well as SSE.

It is all part of wider government plans to reduce the impact and usage of fossil fuels across the country, with recent emphasis put on renewable sources such as solar panels and wind turbines, on both a domestic and commercial scale.

The upcoming Energy Bill could make real changes that could benefit the UK energy market and the production of renewable power on these shores.

Even Sir Alan Sugar has made his voice heard on the matter, after writing in the Financial Times that the energy bill will be "aimless" without a 2030 decarbonisation target. He added that if this the case, businesses and potential investors would be left with "prolonged uncertainty" and would receive "no real commitment from the government".

Chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association Gaynor Hartnell said that this will increase investment in clean energy technologies in the UK.

"We have a legally binding carbon reduction target for 2050 and the sooner we have clarity on the path for achieving it, the better. It will boost the confidence of those who need to invest the billions of pounds required to deliver a sustainable future," she said.

Hopefully the amendment will be accepted and will lead to an even greater push towards carbon efficiency in the UK.