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“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 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...

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 […]

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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 […]

New study shows potential value of UK’s offshore wind

19 May 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

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 that the offshore renewable energy […]

10 Environmental pledges from the lib/con coalition Government

13 May 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

The new liberal conservative coalition Government has agreed on a list of policy pledges on the Environment and climate change. Here is a summary of some of the pledges that are directly relevant to meeting carbon budgets: 1.    The Government will push for the EU to demonstrate leadership in tackling international climate change, including by […]

“The challenge is to deliver radical change now”

11 May 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

Professor Julia King, member of the Committee on Climate Change has been awarded the prestigious John Collier Memorial medal for exceptional commitment and contribution to nuclear industry and chemical engineering.

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