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19 January 2018 Blog
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Plugging the gap: What next for Britain’s EV public charging network?

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are rising, as is demand for charging points. New research commissioned by the CCC shows that although there are challenges to extending the public EV charging network, Britain is well placed to increase both the number and distribution of chargers and kick-start an EV revolution, says Ellie Davies.
17 January 2018 Publication

Plugging the gap: An assessment of future demand for Britain’s electric vehicle public charging network

This report sets out the findings of new analysis of the demand for Electric Vehicle (EV) public charging infrastructure, given the future growth of electric vehicles in Great Britain to 2030.
15 January 2018 Publication

Letter from Lord Deben to Roseanna Cunningham MSP advising on Scottish climate target framework

This letter from Lord Deben responds to a request from Roseanna Cunningham MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform) for advice on the best design of a statutory climate target framework, to further inform the new Scottish Climate Change Bill.
25 September 2017 News story

Scotland needs to take more action to meet its ambitious climate change plans

Scotland’s plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions into the 2030s will need to bring forward firmer policies in transport, heating and other sectors if it is to remain world-leading, the Committee on Climate Change says.
25 September 2017 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2017 progress report

This is the Committee’s sixth report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
22 March 2017 News story

CCC delivers advice to Scottish Government on new Climate Change Bill

The Scottish Government is proposing to table historic new climate change legislation in the Autumn. It has asked the Committee on Climate Change to provide independent advice on central aspects of that legislation. The Committee has now provided that advice.
22 March 2017 Publication

Advice on the new Scottish Climate Change Bill

This report presents the Committee on Climate Change’s advice on the new Scottish Climate Change Bill.
9 March 2017 News story

Responses to Scottish Climate Change Bill call for evidence

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recently provided advice to the Scottish Government on a new Climate Change Bill for Scotland. The CCC sought evidence to help with that task. Read the responses we received.
14 December 2016 News story

Call for Evidence: Scottish Climate Change Bill

The Scottish Government has committed to introducing a new Scottish Climate Change Bill. The Committee on Climate Change has been asked by the Scottish Government to provide advice on how the new Bill may look and is seeking evidence to help with that task.
8 November 2016 Publication

Scottish unconventional oil and gas: Compatibility with Scottish emissions targets

The Committee on Climate Change was asked by the Scottish Government to examine the impacts of extraction of Scottish unconventional oil and gas (UOG), comprising shale gas, shale oil and coalbed methane, on Scottish greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets. This report fulfils that duty.