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Household energy bills - impacts of meeting carbon budgets
15 December 2011

Household energy bills


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.

Bioenergy Review
7 December 2011

Bioenergy Review


This report assesses the role of Bioenergy in meeting carbon budgets and targets, drawing on detailed analysis of land use impacts and the UK energy system from technical, economic and wider sustainability perspectives. The report advises Government on key issues such as resource availability, lifecycle emissions, sustainability standards and appropriate use of bioenergy across sectors.

How well is Scotland preparing for climate change?
24 November 2011

How well is Scotland Preparing for Climate Change?

Report, Scotland reports

This the ASC's first report to Scotland. Following reports on how well the UK is prepared to deal with climate  change, the ASC was asked by the Scottish Government to undertake an  evaluation of how well Scotland is preparing for climate change.

Review of UK Shipping Emissions
3 November 2011

Review of UK Shipping Emissions


This report sets out analysis on what UK shipping emissions out to 2050 could be, recommendations on how emissions might be apportioned to the UK, and on whether the UK might include shipping emissions in carbon budgets and the 2050 climate change target.

The appropriateness of a Northern Ireland Climate Change Act - Northern Ireland Report
2 November 2011

The appropriateness of a Northern Ireland Climate Change Act – Northern Ireland Report


This report assesses the appropriateness of a legally-binding emission reduction targets for Northern Ireland. It considers the current emissions profile in Northern Ireland and recent trends, the existing legislative and policy framework and opportunities and challenges in reducing emissions. It concludes that legislation could be helpful in driving the emissions reductions in Northern Ireland.

Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change in Wales - 2011 Progress Report
18 October 2011

Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change in Wales – 2011 progress report

Report, Wales reports

This report focuses on assessing the Welsh emission targets and  strategy, latest data on emissions and drivers, and policies to drive  future emissions reductions. It also makes an initial assessment of  progress on measures to prepare for climate change within the adaptation  part of the strategy.

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17 October 2011

Letter: Advice on draft National Planning Policy Framework


This letter sets out the ASC’s advice on draft National Planning Policy Framework, and encourages consideration of how the planning systems can enable decisions makers to weight up the long term costs of climate change against the social and economic benefits from development that are more immediately realised.

26 September 2011

Response of emissions to economic growth/recession (by Cambridge Econometrics)

Supporting research

This report was commissioned from Cambridge Econometrics by the Committee on Climate Change. It provides supporting research for the CCC's report: Meeting Carbon Budgets – 3rd Progress Report to Parliament.

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21 September 2011

Letter: Advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment Synthesis Report


This letter sets out the ASC’s advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment Synthesis Report in advance of its publication, recommending greater focus on transparently comparing risks; characterising uncertainties and current vulnerability.

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1 August 2011

Letter: CCC response to request for further information on Scottish targets for 2023-2027 – 1 August 2011


Our assessment against the criteria in the Act suggests that the costs, and fiscal and competitiveness impacts associated with the recommended targets are manageable. The same is true of impacts for rural communities and wider environmental impacts, while fuel poverty is an important issue which should be addressed through a combination of energy efficiency improvement and targeted support to low income households.