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Independent advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change

21 September 2011 Publication
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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.
1 August 2011 Publication
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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.
1 July 2011 Publication
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Letter: Committee on Climate Change: Advice to the Scottish Government on emission targets for 2023-2027 and credit use in 2013-2017

This letter is in response to a letter from Roseanna Cunningham in March 2011 requesting advice on Scottish emission targets for 2023-2027, and the use of credits to meet targets in 2013-17.
22 March 2011 Publication
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Letter: Use of offset credits to meet the second carbon budget (2013-2017)

The CCC advises on the use of offset credits to meet the second carbon budget, prior to a limit on credit use being set in secondary legislation before June 2011.
8 March 2011 Publication
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Letter: Electricity market reform consultation

The CCC responds to consultation on electricity market reform, highlighting the need for new electricity market arrangements to drive sector decarbonisation.
31 January 2011 Publication
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Letter: Scotland advised to cut emissions by 3.5% each year from 2020 to 2050 – 31 January 2011

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today advised the Scottish Government to cut emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 3.5% each year from 2020 to 2050, as a ‘fair and safe’ contribution to tackling climate change.
9 September 2010 Publication
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Letter: The level of renewable energy ambition to 2020

This response summarises our analysis to date of renewable energy ambition in the period to 2020 and it sets out our proposed approach to the renewable energy review.
17 June 2010 Publication
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Letter: CCC advice on the approach to investment in fossil fuel power generation

The path to meeting the UK’s 2050 target to reduce emissions by 80% requires that the power sector is largely decarbonised in the period to 2030 (e.g. average emissions should be around 100 g/kWh in 2030 compared to around 500 g/kWh currently).
7 January 2010 Publication
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Further advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Economic Assessment

This letter from ASC Chair Lord Krebs to Rt Hon. Hilary Benn sets out the ASC's advice on the evolving methodology for the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and the Adaptation Economic Assessment (AEA).
20 November 2009 Publication
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Advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Economic Assessment

This letter from ASC Chair Lord Krebs to Rt Hon. Hilary Benn responds to the Committee’s initial advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), and sets out some key aspects of the project in terms of scope and governance.