Tagged: Energy efficiency

Next Steps for UK Heat Policy

Heating and hot water for UK buildings make up 40% of our energy consumption and 20% of our greenhouse gas emissions. It will be necessary to largely eliminate these emissions by around 2050 to meet the targets in the Climate Change Act and to maintain the UK contribution to international action under the Paris Agreement. This report considers that challenge and sets out possible steps to meet it.

Concrete action needed to meet UK climate commitments following Paris Agreement and Brexit vote

In a set of new reports, the Committee recommends that the Government vigorously pursues the full package of measures the CCC has identified in order to meet existing UK climate commitments at least cost.

Scotland hits latest emissions reduction target, but action needed in transport, buildings and agriculture to maintain progress

Scotland is leading the UK in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but much more needs to be done to ensure future targets are met, according to a new report for the Scottish Government published by the Committee on Climate Change today.

Fifth Carbon Budget – Infographic

5CB Infographic - FINAL -

Households have an important role to play in meeting the fifth carbon budget. This infographic shows how every household can help to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.

CCC welcomes Government backing for fifth carbon budget and continued ambition to meet 2050 target

In November 2015, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) advised Government to set the fifth carbon budget to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by 57% relative to 1990 levels. The Government has now accepted that advice. The Committee welcomes the clear signal this sends about UK ambition to continue reducing emissions into the 2030s across the economy.

How a new approach to standards can drive low-carbon innovation

In order to fast-track innovation that could help to tackle climate change, a new scheme can provide bespoke standards to verify pioneering technologies. Marieke Beckmann from the National Physical Laboratory explains how the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) scheme is helping smaller businesses bring smart new products to the market

ASC urges consideration of climate impacts in Housing and Planning Bill

Letter to Susan Williams

Lord Krebs, chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (ASC), has written to Baroness Williams of Trafford to urge her to consider the implications of climate change in the Housing and Planning Bill. The Bill will be debated in the House of Lords in early 2016. In the letter to Baroness Trafford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Lord Krebs offers advice on climate change …

Sectoral scenarios for the fifth carbon budget – Technical report


This technical report accompanies the fifth carbon budget – the next step towards a low-carbon economy, the Committee’s published advice on the level of the fifth carbon budget. It describes the scenarios used by the Committee to inform its judgements over the cost-effective path.

Power sector scenarios for the fifth carbon budget

Power sector scenarios for the fifth carbon budget

This report sets out scenarios for the UK power sector in 2030 as an input to the Committee’s advice on the fifth carbon budget, given the importance of the power sector to meeting economy-wide emissions targets.

Government response to 2015 progress report

Cover of the government's response to the CCC's annual progress report 2015

This set of three documents comprises the Government’s response to the CCC and ASC’s joint 2015 progress report, ‘Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change.’

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