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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 […]
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 […]
Monthly meeting round-up from Adrian Gault, Chief Economist at the CCC. Each month, I will update you on the latest analytical discussions from our Committee
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 […]
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 […]
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.
David Kennedy, the chief executive of the Climate Change Committee has outlined the three key policies that the new Government should focus on to help shift the UK to a low carbon economy.