Our report concludes that international aviation and shipping emissions need to be formally included in carbon budgets. Emissions from these sectors were initially left out of carbon budgets (and the 2050 target) when the Climate Change Act became law.
Letter: recent DECC announcement about the Emissions Performance Standard (EPS) for gas-fired power generationLetter
This letter responds to the recent DECC announcement about the Emissions Performance Standard (EPS) for gas-fired power generation. The EPS would allow unabated gas-fired generation from new plant through to 2045.
Letter: Review of the Climate Change Risk Assessment and advice on the National Adaptation ProgrammeLetter
This letter set out the plans of the ASC to review the Climate Change Risk Assessment, and outlines its assessment toolkit which it is using to assess preparedness for climate change across a range of key sectors in the run up to its statutory report in 2015.
In a letter to Lord Smith, Lord Krebs summarises of Environment Agency's attendance at the ASC’s January 2012 meeting setting out three key areas for closer cooperation between the ASC and Environment Agency; developing indicators; stakeholder engagement, and highlighting the big adaptation issues.
This is the Committee's first progress report on emission reductions in Scotland, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act (2009).
This is a report supporting the Bioenergy Review (December 2011). The supporting research assess the evidence that biomass can make a major contribution to future global energy supply.
A letter from Lord Turner to Rt. Hon Chris Huhne MP regarding proposals for the Green deal / Energy Company Obligation
There is currently much debate on rising household energy bills, and the extent to which this is or will be due to costs of financing low-carbon investments. This note sets out our analysis of energy bill impacts from meeting carbon budgets to date and over the next decade.