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It drives like a dream… David Kennedy goes electric

27 September 2010 Insights
David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change recently took the new Renault Fluence for a test-drive.... "Our analysis suggests that electric cars will play a major role in helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – we think that it is both feasible and desirable that there are...
Crouchlands farm August 2010

CCC trip to Dairy Farm Anaerobic Digestion plant in West Sussex

24 August 2010 Insights
Kavita Srinivasan is a Senior Analyst at the CCC, looking at how Agricultural emissions reductions should form part of the Governments wider strategy for meeting carbon budgets. Here Kavita tells us about an Anaerobic digestion plant installed on a farm... [caption id="attachment_138" align="alignleft" width="215"] CCC team visit Anaerobic digestion plant...

“Gillard needs a body with teeth to tackle climate change”

18 August 2010 Insights
  This is an extract from an article written by Alex Kazaglis, an economist at the CCC, first published in The Punch, where he gives his personal view of Australian PM Julia Gilliard’s proposals to create a Climate Change Commission “The debate during the first weeks of the election campaign...
Adrian Gault Interim Chief Executive

The latest from the Committee – with Adrian’s monthly meeting round-up

12 August 2010 Insights
[caption id="attachment_65" align="alignleft" width="112"] Adrian Gault - Chief Economist[/caption] Discussion at the 9th July meeting was spread over two main topics – the Committee’s report into low-carbon innovation in the UK and preparatory work to inform 4th budget recommendations later this year. The Committee signed off its report into 'Building...

The Knowledge Broker….

21 July 2010 Insights
Alex Kazaglis is a Senior Policy Analyst at the CCC. He has a Masters in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics. In his Masters dissertation  he analysed the Committees role, arguing that it is a unique player in the climate change field... "The CCC is the first...

Myth-busting book attempts to set a price on carbon

12 July 2010 Insights
By Michael Grubb, member of Committee on Climate Change     This is an excerpt from review written by Michael Grubb, published in  Nature magazine (NATURE|Vol 465|10 June 2010) “Pricing Carbon is a long-awaited analysis of the first major attempt to set a price on carbon emissions through the European...

5 key recommendations from our 2nd Progress Report

2 July 2010 Insights
Electricity market reform to provide stronger incentives for investment in low-carbon power generation. Government is right to consider setting a minimum price on carbon, and should consider an Emissions Performance Standard for new gas generation added after 2020. A national energy efficiency programme, addressing both financial and non-financial barriers, involving...
Scottish mountains

Update on Scottish climate change legislation

2 July 2010 Insights
By Laura McNaught, Senior Analyst on the Devolved Administrations at the CCC It has been a busy spring and summer for the Scottish Parliament where further legislation relating to the Scottish Climate Change Act has been made.   Before the Act received Royal Assent on 4th August 2009, Scottish Ministers asked...
Adrian Gault Interim CEO

View the latest from the Committee – with Adrian’s monthly meeting round-up

21 June 2010 Insights
[caption id="attachment_65" align="alignleft" width="225"] Adrian Gault - Chief Economist[/caption] I'm the Chief Economist at the CCC. Each month, I will update you on the latest analytical discussions from our Committee.  Members of the Committee are experts in climate science, economics and engineering. They direct our work programme and each month,...

New study shows potential value of UK’s offshore wind

19 May 2010 Insights
The Offshore Valuation Group, today publishes the first full economic valuation of the UK’s offshore renewable resource. The study was part-funded by the CCC, one of a range of commissioning organisations of the independent study, which included the  UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments, and eight energy companies. The study suggests...