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The Committee on Climate Change has been asked to comment on aspects of the current Infrastructure Bill in its role as independent advisers to Parliament on climate budgets.
Low-carbon action in the power sector has already reduced emissions equivalent to taking 10 million cars off the road
Committee on Climate Change finds that policies to support cleaner low-carbon electricity made up £45 of energy bills in 2013.
Yesterday the Met Office reported that human influence is an important factor in possible global and UK temperature records. Early figures show 2014 is on course to be one of, if not the warmest, year on record both worldwide and for the UK.
Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee has written to Elizabeth Truss, the Environment Secretary, to express concerns about how the government now intends to encourage the use of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in new development.
The front page of the Sunday Telegraph this week (13.10.14) suggested that we should ‘rip up the Climate Change Act’. We set out our response in this note.
New analysis by the CCC, submitted today to the Government’s fuel poverty strategy consultation, suggests that targeting energy efficiency (in particular insulation) and low-carbon heat measures at the fuel poor would lead to the achievement of both fuel poverty and carbon reduction targets at least cost.
Professor Samuel Fankhauser and Professor Martin Parry, two of the founding members of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, are stepping down after fulfilling their five-year terms.
Lord Deben has today announced Matthew Bell as the new Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
The CCC has launched a call for evidence to seek views on the appropriateness of a draft set of adaptation indicators.
The Committee on Climate Change welcomes the government’s decision not to change the fourth carbon budget.