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House of Commons
27 February 2013

Letter: CCC urges government to consider date for carbon intensity target

Letter

The CCC urges governement 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.

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27 February 2013

Letter: CCC sets out position on Emissions Performance Standard for new gas-fired generation

Letter

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.

Progress on reducing emissions and preparing for climate change in Wales
15 January 2013

Progress on reducing emissions and preparing for climate change in Wales

Report

This is the Committee’s second report to the Welsh Government on progress reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. It finds that emissions increased in 2010, but are likely to have fallen in 2011, due mainly to temperature and economic factors. The report concludes that good progress has continued, particularly in the residential and waste sectors. However Wales’ emission targets are challenging and require continued and increased effort across all sectors.

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19 December 2012

Letter: Advice on preparing for the next Climate Change Risk Assessment – 19 December 2012

Letter

This letter sets out advice on preparing for the next Climate Change Risk Assessment. The advice draws on the findings of two independent reviews commissioned by the Committee, and discussions with Defra’s Science Advisory Council and organisations from the Living with Environmental Change Partnership.

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17 December 2012

Letter: ASC perspective on Defra’s strategic policy statement to Ofwat – 17 December 2012

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The Adaptation Sub-Committee has provided advice to Defra on adapting to the risks of water scarcity from climate change in our 2011 and 2012 Progress Reports. This letter sets out some of this work where it is particularly relevant to the Ofwat guidance.

Energy prices and bills - impacts of meeting carbon budgets
1 December 2012

Energy prices and bills – impacts of meeting carbon budgets

Report

This report assesses the impact of carbon budgets on energy bills confirms that annual household energy bills could increase by £100 in 2020 to support development of low-carbon technologies. It follows on from the December 2011 report on Household Energy Bills.

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30 November 2012

Letter: proposals to enhance the sustainability criteria for the use of biomass feedstocks under the Renewables Obligation

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The Committee on Climate Change responds to the consultation on proposals to enhance the sustainability criteria for the use of biomass feedstocks under the Renewables Obligation.

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5 November 2012

Letter: Advice on the strategy for the second round Adaptation Reporting Power

Letter

In a letter on the strategy for the second round Adaptation Reporting Power, the ASC identifies three broad principles that will help to ensure that the ARP makes a positive contribution to the national adaptation effort – usefulness; robustness; cost-effectiveness.

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