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Scotland has continued to make progress reducing emissions, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The CCC today published its second progress report to Scottish Ministers, as requested under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act (2009). Scotland is committed to a series of annual emission reductions targets, which are currently legislated from 2010 to 2027. […]
The CCC urges government to seriously consider a further amendment to set the carbon intensity target in 2014. This would address widely-raised investor concerns and provide more confidence that there will be good value for money from the levy control framework funding.
CCC sets out position on Emissions Performance Standard for new gas-fired generation – 27 February 2013
The CCC responded to a request from Caroline Flint setting out the Committee’s position on an Emissions Performance Standard for new gas-fired generation.
Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, applauded low carbon innovations from flood defence to bio-energy when he attended Climate Week awards at a ceremony in Parliament.
The CCC reported today on the progress Wales has made towards reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate change.
Wales has made good progress towards reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate change, despite a sharp emissions increase in 2010 due to particularly cold winter temperatures, says a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
CCC statement on Government’s latest International Aviation and Shipping announcement – 19 December 2012
The Committee on Climate Change has released a statement in response to the Government’s recent announcement on International Aviation and Shipping. This is the Government’s decision on whether emissions from International Aviation and Shipping should be formally included in the UK’s Carbon Budgets.
Low-carbon policies provide insurance against risk of high costs of unabated gas-fired generation – 13 December 2012
The CCC today launched its report, Energy prices and bills – impacts of meeting carbon budgets. The report assesses the impact of carbon budgets on energy bills and confirms that annual household energy bills could increase by £100 in 2020 to support development of low-carbon technologies.
CCC says early decarbonisation of the power sector should be plan A – and the dash for gas Plan Z – 5 December 2012
The Government today launched its gas generation strategy. Responding to this, David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the CCC, commented: “The gas-generation strategy includes scenarios which model early power sector decarbonisation. These are economically sensible and compatible with meeting legislated carbon budgets. It also includes a scenario which reflects a new dash for gas, with very […]
The CCC today wrote Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, on sustainability criteria for biomass.