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28 February 2014
Publication
28 February 2014 | Publication

The risks to housing from overheating

This report was commissioned from BRE by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC). It provides supporting research for the ASC's report: Managing climate risks to well-being and the economy: Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report.
21 January 2014
Publication
21 January 2014 | Publication

Flood and coastal erosion risk management spending

This note considers publicly available data on flood and coastal erosion risk management expenditure (FCERM) in England. It looks at how this has changed following recent government spending decisions, the introduction of Partnership Funding, and in comparison with estimates of the long-term investment need. Is more being spent than ever before?
20 December 2013
Blogs
20 December 2013 | Blogs

Why pay farmers to protect birds?

Decisions are due by the Government on the next round of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Specifically, Defra ministers will shortly announce how much CAP funding should be diverted in England from production-linked subsidies (Pillar 1) to agri-environment schemes (Pillar 2). Both benefit farmers but pay them to do different things. There has been recent debate […]
31 July 2013
Publication
31 July 2013 | Publication

Assessing the preparedness of England’s natural resources for a changing climate: Assessing the type and level of adaptation action required to address climate risks in the ‘vulnerability hotspots’

This is  a report supporting Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2013). The supporting research considers climate impacts on a set of resource categories in terms of their perceived contribution of ecosystem services.
28 July 2013
Publication
28 July 2013 | Publication

Assessing preparedness of England’s natural resources for a changing climate: Exploring trends in vulnerability to climate change using indicators

This is a report supporting Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2013). The supporting research identifies trends in vulnerability to climate change for a selection of England's terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and the services that they provide.
18 January 2013
Blogs
18 January 2013 | Blogs

Blog post: CCC farm tour

By Indra Thillainathan, Senior Analyst at the CCC On a cold but sunny day a week before Christmas, the CCC took an early morning train from London to visit three farms in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. With the agriculture sector central to the work of the CCC*, we were keen to understand the challenges facing the […]
17 October 2011
Blogs
17 October 2011 | Blogs

Bioenergy team visit energy crop fields

By Senior Analyst, Kavita Srinivasan Members of the CCC Bioenergy team recently joined experts on bioenergy from the  National Farmers’ Union  to visit two miscanthus and short-rotation coppice (SRC) willow farms in Yorkshire. The farms supply woody biomass directly to Drax and other power stations for co-firing, as well as for local heat applications. Miscanthus, […]
13 October 2011
Blogs
13 October 2011 | Blogs

CCC visit Drax power station

By Russell Bishop, Economist at the CCC Members of the CCC bioenergy review team went to Yorkshire to visit Drax power station. Drax is Western Europe’s largest coal-fired power station and has a generating capacity of 4000 megawatts, producing 26 TWh of electricity in 2010 meeting approximately 7% of the UK’s electricity demand.  The plant […]
15 September 2011
Blogs
15 September 2011 | Blogs

CCC visit to Tilbury power station

By Indra Thillainathan, Senior Analyst With new European environmental legislation set to close many existing coal fired power stations by 2015, work is already underway by Tilbury power station to convert it into one of the world’s largest dedicated biomass generators . Ahead of its scheduled re-commissioning in November, a few members of the CCC […]