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10 July 2019 Publication

Reducing UK emissions – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee's annual report to Parliament, assessing progress in reducing UK emissions over the past year. It finds that UK action to curb greenhouse gas emissions is lagging behind what is needed to meet legally-binding emissions targets.
11 June 2019 News story

Response to Government plan to legislate for Net Zero UK emissions target

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has responded to news that the UK Government will bring forward legislation to set a Net Zero target into law. The announcement was made today by the Prime Minister, Theresa May.
7 June 2019 News story

Response to decision on carry-forward of surplus emissions from second carbon budget

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has responded to correspondence from Chris Skidmore MP, Interim Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, about the carry-forward of surplus emissions from the second carbon budget (2013-2017).
7 June 2019 Publication

Letter: Carry-forward of surplus emissions (Lord Deben to Chris Skidmore MP)

This is a letter from CCC Chairman, Lord Deben, to Chris Skidmore MP, Interim Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth about the carry-forward of surplus emissions from the second carbon budget (2013-2017).
6 June 2019 Publication

Living Carbon Free – Exploring what a net-zero target means for households (Energy Systems Catapult)

The Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) explored the role of households in a net-zero emissions society to accompany the CCC’s Net Zero report, looking at opportunities and challenges for households to reduce emissions from today's levels and to support the stretch from an 80% emissions reduction to a net-zero greenhouse gas target.
30 May 2019 Publication

Non-CO2 abatement in the UK agricultural sector by 2050 (Scotland’s Rural College, ADAS and Edinburgh University)

This consultancy report, produced by Scotland’s Rural College, ADAS and Edinburgh University, accompanies Chapter 7 of the CCC’s Net Zero Technical report.This report identifies the scope for additional cost-effective abatement of non-CO2 emissions in the UK agriculture sector by 2050.
28 May 2019 Publication

Zero Emission HGV Infrastructure Requirements (Ricardo Energy and Environment)

The Committee on Climate Change commissioned Ricardo Energy and Environment to carry out research to assess the infrastructure requirements and costs for the deployment of different zero emission heavy goods vehicle (HGV) technology options.
22 May 2019 Publication

Assessment of potential to reduce UK F-gas emissions (Ricardo and Gluckman Consulting)

This report by Ricardo and Gluckman Consulting was produced to support the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2018 Progress Report and 2019 Net Zero report.
22 May 2019 Publication

Extension to Fuel Switching Engagement Study – Deep decarbonisation of UK industries – Assumptions Log

In a previous study for BEIS, Element Energy and Jacobs considered the potential of fuel switching in industrial heating applications. The study covered just over half of fossil fuel use in manufacturing (120 TWh of a total 215 TWh). The Committee on Climate Change commissioned Element Energy to extend the study so that abatement of all manufacturing combustion emissions by fuel switching was considered.
22 May 2019 Publication

Assessment of options to reduce emissions from fossil fuel production and fugitive emissions (Element Energy)

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) commissioned Element Energy and the Imperial College Consultants/The Sustainable Gas Institute to assess the scope to reduce emissions from fossil fuel production and fugitive emissions to inform the CCC’s assessment of how the UK could reach net-zero emissions.