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UK climate action has reduced emissions without increases in household energy bills

16 March 2017 News stories
Action to tackle climate change and improve energy efficiency has occurred alongside reductions in household energy bills since the Climate Change Act was passed, new analysis by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) shows. While measures to deliver a cleaner, low-carbon electricity system added around £9 a month to the...
Energy prices and bills infographic - Committee on Climate Change - March 2017

Infographic: UK Energy Prices and Bills

16 March 2017 News stories
The following infographic accompanies the CCC's 2017 Energy Prices and Bills report. It provides a visual representation of the key points of the report and shows: how UK household energy bills have already helped to deliver cleaner energy how the typical UK household energy bill breaks down the impact of low-carbon policies...

Responses to The Environment (Wales) Act call for evidence

9 March 2017 News stories
The Environment (Wales) Act received Royal Assent in March 2016. It sets a 2050 target to reduce emissions by at least 80% and provides the legislative framework for establishing a carbon budgeting approach in Wales. The Act requires that before the end of 2018, Welsh Ministers must set in regulation...

Responses to Scottish Climate Change Bill call for evidence

9 March 2017 News stories
The Scottish Government has committed to introducing a new Scottish Climate Change Bill. Recognising progress to reduce emissions in Scotland, and the ambition set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement, the Bill will include an ambitious new target of reducing Scottish emissions by more than 50% on a gross basis...
Large Waves Breaking Against Sea Wall At Dawlish In Devon

CCC welcomes publication of UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Government report

18 January 2017 News stories
Every five years the UK’s Climate Change Act requires the Government to compile an assessment of the risks and opportunities arising for the UK from climate change. Today, the Government has published its second such assessment. The Government’s Climate Change Risk Assessment draws primarily on the Adaptation Sub-Committee’s (ASC) independent...
Julia King

New Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee announced

5 January 2017 News stories
[caption id="attachment_10454" align="alignright" width="189"] The Baroness Brown of Cambridge[/caption] The Committee on Climate Change’s Adaptation Sub-Committee will have a new Chair from 1 February 2017 Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Professor Dame Julia King, has been appointed as the next Chair of the Committee on Climate Change’s Adaptation Sub-Committee. Lord Krebs...

Call for Evidence: Welsh Carbon Budgets

16 December 2016 News stories
Read this page in Welsh. The Environment (Wales) Act received Royal Assent in March 2016. It sets a 2050 target to reduce emissions by at least 80% and provides the legislative framework for establishing a carbon budgeting approach in Wales. The Act requires that before the end of 2018, Welsh...

Cwestiynau’r cais am dystiolaeth ar gyfer darparu cyngor i Lywodraeth Cymru

15 December 2016 News stories
Read this page in English. Cefndir Rhoddwyd Cydsyniad Brenhinol i Ddeddf yr Amgylchedd (Cymru) ym mis Mawrth 2016. Mae’n gosod targed ar gyfer 2050 i leihau allyriadau o leiaf 80% ac yn darparu’r fframwaith deddfwriaethol ar gyfer sefydlu dull cyllidebu carbon yng Nghymru. Mae’r Ddeddf yn ei gwneud yn ofynnol...

Call for Evidence: Scottish Climate Change Bill

14 December 2016 News stories
The Scottish Government has committed to introducing a new Scottish Climate Change Bill. Recognising progress in Scotland and the Paris Agreement, this will include an ambitious new target of reducing emissions by more than 50% on a gross basis against 1990 levels by 2020. In early 2017 the Government plans...

Infographic: The future of heating in UK buildings

13 October 2016 News stories
This infographic provides a snapshot of the key options for low-carbon heating. It accompanies the Committee on Climate Change's 2016 report, 'Next steps for UK heat policy'. Want to print this graphic? Download a high resolution version