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8 October 2018
Blogs
8 October 2018 | Blogs

It’s now or never for one and a half degrees

Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Special Report on ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’. Mike Thompson, Head of Carbon Budgets at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) reflects on the report and what it means for the Committee’s next phase of work.
31 October 2017
Blogs
31 October 2017 | Blogs

Five reflections on Dieter Helm’s Cost of Energy Review

At over 200 pages, Professor Dieter Helm’s review of the cost of energy to UK businesses and households is wide-ranging. It covers many issues that fall firmly within our remit (such as the costs of decarbonising the UK’s electricity supply) and others that don’t (such as electricity network regulation and energy retail tariffs).
31 March 2016
Blogs
31 March 2016 | Blogs

The fifth carbon budget – a balanced path to a necessary goal

Between now and the end of June the “fifth carbon budget” must be written into law by Parliament. The budget will set the cap on UK emissions for the period 2028-2032. By law it must be legislated within the next three months but, like all budgets, its content is subject to discussion and debate. The […]