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CCC advice on aviation published in ICAO 2010 report

6 October 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

The Committee’s analysis of the contribution that UK aviation could make to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases  has been published in ICAO’s 2010 Environment report. The second International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) environmental report, is dedicated entirely to the topic of climate change. It brings together an array of ideas, solutions and challenges to feed […]

CCC secretariat visit an exciting new low carbon facility at London’s South Bank University

1 October 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

Ute Collier leads the CCC’s analysis on emissions from buildings and industry. Here she tells us about the CCC secretariat’s visit to the brand new Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings(CEREB) CEREB has been developed in partnership between London South Bank, City and Kingston Universities with funding from the Higher Education Funding Council […]

It drives like a dream… David Kennedy goes electric

27 September 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

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 up to 1.7 million electric […]

CCC trip to Dairy Farm Anaerobic Digestion plant in West Sussex

24 August 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

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… Members of the CCC Secretariat last week visited Crouchlands Farm, a 750 cattle dairy farm […]

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

18 August 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

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 has been dominated by the controversy […]

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

12 August 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

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 a low-carbon economy – the UK’s innovation challenge’, subsequently published on 19th July. Unsurprisingly, […]

The Knowledge Broker….

21 July 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

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 institution of its type in […]

Myth-busting book attempts to set a price on carbon

12 July 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

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 Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). With […]

5 key recommendations from our 2nd Progress Report

2 July 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

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 a whole house/ whole street […]

Update on Scottish climate change legislation

2 July 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

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 the Committee for advice relating […]

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